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Senate Agrees to DTV Delay

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Jan 23, 2009, 3:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The U.S. Senate has provisionally approved of a proposal to delay the transition to DTV by four months. The Senate has yet to officially vote on the matter, which is also being debated by the House of Representatives. The proposal in question will push the transition back to June 12. The Senate is also seeking money for converter box coupons that some consumers may need for the transition. Approximately $650 million has been set aside by the House for those coupons. Under the proposal, some television stations have the choice to halt analog broadcasts if they so choose. Verizon Communications has spoken in favor of a delay, while Qualcomm, which hopes to expand its MediaFLO mobile TV network, has voiced opposition.

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They should have Americanstud1987 Jan 23, 2009, 4:01 PM
it' only freaking TV!! netboy Jan 24, 2009, 6:38 PM
you dont need that junk/garbage converter! netboy Jan 24, 2009, 6:45 PM
How much good will this REALLY do? jskrenes Jan 26, 2009, 10:48 AM
Poor Old Billy Bob Nfuego Jan 23, 2009, 5:04 PM
Typical lray801 Jan 23, 2009, 5:02 PM
  • Re: Typical by jskrenes   Jan 24, 2009, 10:13 AM
    • Re: Typical by working man   Jan 24, 2009, 10:49 AM
      • Re: Typical by KoldPhusion   Jan 24, 2009, 11:28 AM
        • Re: Typical by jskrenes   Jan 24, 2009, 11:45 AM
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    • Re: Typical by lray801   Jan 24, 2009, 9:49 PM
Socialist ###holes Globhead Jan 24, 2009, 6:22 PM
Well, You Can't Blame them. Versed Jan 24, 2009, 10:14 AM
If It's not broken, don't fix it. algorithmplus Jan 24, 2009, 3:01 PM
Unrealistic taoareyou Jan 24, 2009, 11:24 AM
Great Job ceric20 Jan 23, 2009, 8:42 PM
 
 
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