- Feb 17, 2005
The latest numbers I saw showed that houses with OTA only were approaching the low single digits as a percentage of US households. Cell phone companies and new technologies are desperate to get access to spectrum to offer services. The broadcasters complain that OTA is not profitable. The spectrum has been used for OTA broadcasts in the US for 86 years. There are technologies that can provide more efficient service to a much larger group of people. Some people will be impacted negatively, but the overall impact on the populace and the economy would be greatly positive.