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FCC Chief Disagrees with Barack Obama That Nation is Ready for Digital Television Transition

Are You Ready For the Digital Television Changeover?

In a last-ditch effort to ditch the digital conversion last week, the Consumers Union and President-elect Barack Obama pressed Congress to delay the change, which will effectively shut off any antenna-using TVs.

The FCC chief, however, argued at CES that delaying that transition now would just create confusion for Americans, adding that a lot of time, effort, and money have gone into getting the nation ready to switch to digital by Feb. 17.

Even though an estimated 70 million homes still have TVs using antennas, in my bubble, everyone I know is ready, either subscribing to cable or by having a newer television (not sure if you're ready? Check out my guide).

Are you ready for the switch?


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