As we have written, here and here, the FCC recently commenced a proceeding to determine if it should adopt rules to require analog cable systems to carry digital television stations after the digital television conversion is complete in 2009.  The proceeding is also to determine what a cable system must do to ensure that there is no material degradation in the signal of a digital television station which is being retransmitted.  Comments in this proceeding are due on July 16.  For more information about the questions being asked in this proceeding, our firm has just released a memo summarizing the issues, which can be found here.