Bill Would Force Satellite Radio Units To Go Digital

Congress is discussing whether satellite radio receivers should be made to pick up digital signals. Public hearings are scheduled but Rep. Ed Markey already has his answer – yes and he’s filed a bill to mandate the carriage. The sides are taking their positions, readying for the debate, but support for the idea seems to be bi-partisan and with the rumble of the coming TV conversion in Feb., digital is the beltway baby.