has been very busy lately pinning down all the details
of the digital transition
. It has been in the making for a long time and with each month we learn more and more details of exactly how things will go down. Most recently the FCC decided that cable providers throughout the country will be required to continue providing their customers with an analog signal for another three years -- after the airwaves go dark in 2009. This and other decisions under Kevin Martin's lead, have lead to disagreements between the FCC and NCTA
. This interview is a good read, especially for anyone who doesn't think the FCC is needed anymore -- or just a corporate shill. The FCC really does mediate some big deals between big time lobby groups.