W. Virginia Senator Pushes for 3-Month DTV Delay
Jan 16, 2009, 8:35 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sen. John Rockefeller of West Virginia proposed to congress yesterday that it delay the transition from analog to digital TV broadcasts by three months. The new proposed transition date would be June 12. Rockefeller says the delay is needed so the government can fill the backlog of consumer requests for the $40 coupons that will allow them to get converter boxes. He also said that the government and FCC need more time to better prepare for the change. AT&T and Verizon have together spent about $16 billion for the rights to use the spectrum that will be vacated once the transition takes place. Delaying the transition will almost certainly create negative consequences for those companies.
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YET ANOTHER DEMOCRAT in GREED Its KATRINA all over again
So we have another democrat echo what Hussein obama stated that he wanted to delay. ITS ABOUT MONEY not about helping any poor souls who didnt act until last month.
LOOK FOR A NEW TAX OUT OF THIS MARK MY WORDS!
Don't want further delay? Then why don't YOU do something to help?!
So, if you want no further delay in the DTV transition date, then take a step back from your keyboard, get off your ass, and do something to help expedite the transition.
Go door to door and ensure that every household in your neighborhood already has ...
THIS COUNRTY IS TOO REACTIVE!
Continue with the 2/17 transition and do one of three things.
1. Remove the 90 day expiration on the cards or set it out for 12 months.
2. Allow consumers to purchase the converter box between now and the end of the year and set up a rebate program or website to claim a refund.
3. Between 2/17 and 12/31 make any converter box purchase tax deductible.
We have a much bigger financial crisis to worry about and don't need this DTV transition hindering an already slow moving Goverment.
what about daylight saving??
y dont we abandon the time change twice a year?
remember, u put those people in office!
u can do something about it on next election!
KEEP FEB. 17TH!