- Associated Press, “Confusion expected as analog TV broadcasts end“
- Philadelphia Inquirer, “Today, digital TV is in, analog TV is out“
- TV Guide, “Digital TV Transition Is Here; Surveys Say 2 Million Homes Still Unprepared“
On a serious note, the long-delayed switch from analog to digital television is a good thing, freeing up valuable frequencies for more efficient and useful communications services, including cell phone and law enforcement tranmissions.
The transition, however, provides a powerful case lesson as to how the federal government can foul up things. The stimulus bill passed in February allocated $650 million more to implement the program and pay for additional consumer coupons to buy digital converter boxes. And there were the delays.
What a mess. On to health care reform!
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