At the January 16, 1998, meeting, Co-Chair Norman Ornstein queried Judson C. French, Corporate Director for Digital Television at Harris Corporation about the technical feasibility of the bandwidth set-aside proposed by panelist Dr. Peter Ward of the U.S. Geological Survey. Mr. French provided the following written response to Dr. Ornstein.

TO: Norman Ornstein, Co-Chair
Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters

FROM: Judson C. French

SUBJECT: Setting Aside 9600 "Baud" for Emergency Notification

Hope this helps,

Judson C. French

1 EPG receipt would require continual reception and processing of RF signals and data, but not the ability to switch on the sets. Timer functions often do allow such switching.

* Ref. Administration's Energy Star program