Have you ever wondered what the total broadcast TV coverage area in any part of the US looks like when mapped? The FCC has the data you’re looking for:
You can get the lat/long of all broadcast towers and their coverage area.
After 9/11, I remember the government taking a lot of info related to our infrastructure offline. It would seem this flies in the face of that.
If you were coordinating an attack on a specific geographic area, what better way to heighten the panic than to simultaneously disable the local television coverage? If you can plunge those being attacked into a further state of chaos by preventing them from getting news, that seems a small step to take.
I’m surprised the FCC has this level of information available. It makes planning to attack our infrastructure easier.