Today was to be the day that digital television was to make it’s mandatory debut all across the nation. However, President Barack Obama scored another victory by requesting the transition be delayed until June 12, 2009. Millions of people would have been affected by this transition. Many homes are unprepared as they don’t have the money to buy the digital converters to interpret the digital signal into a usable signal for analog television sets. The delay allows people time to get the converters and be ready when the transition takes place on June 12, 2009.
For more resources on the digital TV transition, please visit the links below.
|DTV Fact Sheet – English||DTV Fact Sheet – Spanish|
Yours in the DTV transition,
Joseph R. Mays