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I think it is important to separate out the issues that really matter here. I don't mind if I get my 'free to air' TV via an aerial or the internet as long as....

-The quality is the same or better
- Coverage footprint is the same or better
- The Choice is the same or better
- I can watch on portable TV (or I guess phone/tablet) as easily as I do now
- I'm not having to pay data charges

We also have to consider public safety issues - would information get to people as reliably in times of emergency? Care would have to be taken to make sure people who have not embraced the internet are not excluded.

Technology changes are always an opportunity to 'smuggle through' changes such as turning the BBC into a subscription service, so we have to be careful.

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I agree with Mr Stuart - It is very annoying, particularly for the the elderly & technophobes who can be very upset by disruption to their beloved TVs. Sadly in the end this about Money, Money & More Money, so it is going to happen, and I believe this is only the start of it.

Sometime in the next decade access to high speed internet is going to reach a critical mass and I predict that DTT is going to get pruned right back. I can see a situation where only a single mux remains for 'public safety' reasons.

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