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Citizens group recommends major changes to policy on broadcast towers

News | 09/18/2003 4:00 am EDT

A citizens group in British Columbia is recommending major changes to Industry Canada’s policy for radio antennae and TV transmitters that would have drastic effects on broadcasters. The Colwood B.C. Tower Committee recommends that Industry Canada differentiate between transmitters for cellular phones and those for AM/FM radio and television as the latter three "cause more harmful interference due to their higher power output." The Colwood committee calls on the department to change its current mindset from "engineering solutions that benefit the broadcasters to one which clearly takes the legitimate interests of citizens and their rights into consideration."

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