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Posted by Michael Geist

As noted in last week's column, Canada finds itself lagging more than two years behind the United States in the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, a process that could leave millions of Canadians without access to over-the-air television signals. While the elimination of "free TV" would spark outrage in many communities, my weekly technology law column the most harmful effect of the slow migration will be felt in the competitiveness of Canadian telecommunications, not broadcasting. The link between the digital television transition and telecommunications stems from the freed-up spectrum that will become available as broadcasters abandon their analog transmissions. This spectrum - known as the 700 MhZ spectrum - opens up a host of possibilities for new innovation, competitors, and open Internet access. Click here to read more of Michael's post.

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