Senate Approves Delay in Digital TV Transition
Jan 27, 2009 at 2:45 AM EST
Fresno, CA, USA (KSEE) -- It's estimated that more than 20-million households receive over-the-air signals exclusively in their homes, no cable, no satellite. If you're one of those 20 or so-million, you may get an extra four months to prepare for TV’s transition to digital.
For months, millions of Americans have been awaiting television's big switch to digital.
But chances are the wait, will increase by four months from the date initially mandated by congress.
Monday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would delay the digital transition from February 17th to June 12th, mainly because lawmakers are concerned that an estimated 20-million, mostly poor, elderly and rural households just aren't ready to make the switch.
How can people not be ready?
This transition has been in the making for something like 20 years. If people aren't ready by now, they aren't going to be ready in June either. Just make the switch and people will get the necessary equipment.