A new television technology is coming after eight long years of debate.



It’s digital. It’s wireless. It’s local. It offers high-speed Internet access. It is akin to digital cable — but without any cables.



The service does not yet have a catchy one-word name like “satellite” or “cable.” When the Federal Communications Commission approved the technological service last week, it referred to it as a “multichannel video distribution and data service.”

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