‘Train Wreck’ Expected for TV Transition


Time is running out for millions of the nation’s consumers who are unaware and unprepared for the television switch from analog to digital on February 17, 2009.

FCC Comissioner Jonathan Adelstein said during the National Convention on Media Reform in Minneapolis in June 2008 that the FCC’s lack of a technical assistance plan for America’s DTV transition is “an opportunity for a train wreck.”
Photo by Mary C. Johns

With just a few months before the digital television transition, a large number of Americans, especially in the West and Midwest, major metropolitan and rural areas, don’t know how to make sure they continue receiving the over-the-air signals, according to several academic researchers, two members of the Federal Communication Commission and some U.S. Congressmen.
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