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All posts by Michael Walker

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Is there somewhere those of us who support Freeview can send their comments where they might carry some weight? I did look at the Ofcom site and there seems to be a number of 'contact us' options but it's not very clear which is the most appropriate.

I did also look at the summary section for the 'Future use of the 700MHz band' consultation and note that under the sub-heading 'Our relevant duties' it states "Ofcom has a number of other statutory duties ... relating to fulfilling the purposes of public service broadcasting in the UK".

Shutting down Freeview and giving us a choice of subscription-based satellite, cable or Internet-based alternatives surely would run against this obligation to PSB. For the government to subsidise commercial Internet service providers in order to ensure a 'minimum level of Internet access' as discussed elsewhere in this thread would be both unsound and almost certainly unworkable.

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