WJNK Broadcasting the Internet
- Posted December 14th, 2021 at 9:48am
ARK Multicasting Partners with HPE for Broadcast Internet Network
Fixing the Connectivity Gap through the Power of Datacasting
ARK Multicasting Launches Nation's Largest Broadcast Internet Network
Update 8:50pm: Thanks to xmguy for this fourth link - ARK Multicasting Nears Launch of Massive Broadcast Internet Network
Update #2 8:58pm: Thanks to itgrouch for this link. The following link is an article from May of last year that talks about the FCC voting on whether to allow using 3.0 for broadcasting internet service. - FCC to Vote on Plan to Use ATSC 3.0 for Broadcast Internet
- Posted on December 14th, 2021 at 1:49pm
Here's another link for a story about the FCC vote last year to approve Broadcast Internet. In the article, it says that a ATSC 3.0 station can "...deliver high-speed, 25 Mbps internet services." It doesn't detail how it works, but I can see low power TV stations, like WJNK, making more money by offering Internet service versus traditional OTA broadcasting. We could see the major ATSC 3.0 stations offering Broadcast Internet, as it would be another revenue stream for them, with traditional ad revenue in steady decline. https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/fcc-to-vote-on-plan-to-use-atsc-3-0-for-broadcast-internet/
- Posted on December 14th, 2021 at 10:46pm
You're welcome :) . I don't personally understand WHY they want to have internet via LPTV. Especially when cellular, and land based services offer at least 25 Mbps. I see it being a very expensive and difficult venture on ARK's part.
- Posted on December 15th, 2021 at 1:51pm - Edited
Some people in rural areas cannot get any broadband service for their homes, not even crappy DSL. Some people use prepaid mobile service and have data caps.
- Posted on December 15th, 2021 at 2:06pm - Edited
This would not make much difference since it's an LP station. The signal range would drop off by the time it hit rural areas, where those poor options would be needed the most.
- Posted on December 15th, 2021 at 12:59am
The call letters say it all IMHO…