This letter to the editor is in response to a recent article by Radio World Editor-in-Chief Paul McLain on ‘BBC Without Broadcasting’. Comment on this or any article. El [email protected].
I read a column today that the BBC in the UK is considering going off the air. This is a dubious move.
When I read the words of the director general of the BBC, Tim Davey. “The shutdown will and must happen over time, and we need to be proactive in planning for it.” it made me laugh. All of this involves ensuring that UK households have access to fixed broadband and 5G mobile. Yes of course.
All of the above will require money to do all the work to make BBC programming available to the UK public. I don’t know what public the director of the BBC is talking about. Does this society include the less fortunate or the poor? I have little faith that the BBC can do that.
Of course, it doesn’t mention the fact that if the internet goes down for some reason, how will the public get their news and entertainment? Someone’s head is in the sky.
– Dan Ramos
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