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:
SOURCE: | PHOTO BY REUTERS - The Washington Post - February 14, 2009
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...