Congress earlier this month passed the DT Delay Bill, pushing the controversial date back to June 12, 2009.
This was to support the millions of American unprepared for the switch from analog to digital television viewing. However, on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 220 full-power television stations analog signal will end before this date as well as 421 stations terminating their analog signals tonight at 11:59pm.
The impact to the underserved communities is yet to be seen. Our non-profit, the Urban Progressive Foundation has been tirelessly going out to the local communities to educate, train and install residents’ digital converter boxes.
DeeNice Rhodes, Executive Director of The Urban Progressive Foundation, states that their goal is to assist those in need so they will not be left in the dark. For more information on the DTV Transition and the grassroots efforts go to http://www.transition2dtv.org/ or http://www.thedigitaldynamo.com/.