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Rapid Vs. Restrained Commercial Exploitation

Television Policies of Communication Commissions

The Question whether the radio industry shall be permitted to undertake full-scale commercial development of television before the close of the war, or whether such development shall be delayed pending further advances in the art, is now awaiting decision by the Federal Communications Commission. Shortages of labor and materials, added to the demands of the armed forces for communications equipment, have prevented any notable expansion in this field during the last three years. With the war on its way to being won, the F. C. C. is now being urged to set aside present restraints and permit immediate exploitation of the possibilities of television on a national scale.1 It is argued that such a policy, in ...

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