FCC warns against delay in Big Switch
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission is taking issue with a proposal from the incoming Obama administration to delay the switch from analog to digital TV.
FCC chair Kevin Martin says delaying the change-over could confuse consumers. The change is due on February 17th; all full-power TV stations are to cut off their analog signals and start sending programming by way of digital signals.
The government has been providing coupons to subsidize the cost of the converter boxes for those without cable or satellite service. But the money for the coupons has run out.