The concept of a "universal" TV standard needs to be rethought to allow over-the-air TV to remain "widely accessible" via multiple platforms, writes communications attorney John Hane. "The next standard must be chosen by the market, which will take into account all of the same factors that have made less regulated communications services (wireless and broadband) so successful -- cost, performance, flexibility, ease of use, global trends and consumer benefits," he writes.

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