HD Radio is seeking to increase the power of their transmissions by a factor of 10. The move would enable better indoor reception of the HD signal. They lobbying for this effort has been happening over the past year and a half, and includes the National Association of Broadcasters, major broadcasting companies, as well as NPR.

According to Inside Radio, the FCC is now preparing to open a comment window on the issue. In the media sector, there is continued debate about the viability of HD Radio. In addition, HD is seeking inclusion into all satellite radio receivers.

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