S.3663 - Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act

A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to provide for a short-term extension of the analog television broadcasting authority so that essential public safety announcements and digital television transition information may be provided for a short time during the transition to digital television broadcasting. view all titles (4)

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  • Short: Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act as enacted.
  • Short: Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act as passed senate.
  • Official: A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to provide for a short-term extension of the analog television broadcasting authority so that essential public safety announcements and digital television transition information may be provided for a short time during the transition to digital television broadcasting. as introduced.
  • Short: Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act - Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding any other provision of law, to develop and implement a program to encourage and permit, to the extent technically feasible, the continued broadcasting in the analog te

Official Summary

Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act - Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), notwithstanding any other provision of law, to develop and implement a program to encourage and permit, to the extent technically feasible, the continued broadcasting in the analog television service of specified public safety information and digital television transition information for 30 days after the transition. Requires the FCC, in designing the program, to consider certain factors, including:
(1) taking into account market-by-market needs;
(2) avoiding digital signal interference; and
(3) already-adopted transition and coordination plans. Prohibits:
(1) analog broadcasting on any spectrum that is approved or pending approval for public safety radio services; and
(2) including the analog spectrum between channels 52 and 69 reclaimed from analog television broadcasting.

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