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A Bumpy Transition

In February 2006, a law was signed establishing Feb. 17, 2009, as the deadline for the digital transition; it included a $1.5 billion program to partially subsidize consumer purchases of digital converter boxes. Here's how the transition has progressed:

A Bumpy Transition

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Stalled Switch to Digital TV A Classic Tale of Breakdown
Article | The nation's switch to all-digital broadcasts has been more than a decade in the making. The federal government has spent nearly $2 billion to help people prepare. Broadcasters spent another $1.2 billion to run warning ads and millions more to upgrade equipment. Until last week, the United States...

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