[opendtv] Re: Democrats Air Concerns About Analog Switchover

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:09:41 -0500

At 11:04 PM -0500 11/16/06, Tom Barry wrote:
Yes, but it is worrisome since they may insist on delaying the transition if cheap workable converter boxes are not available for everyone by 2 years from now. We really don't need that.

The FCC was authorized to open up the market for Cable set-top boxes in the early '90s. The cable industry just asked for yet another extension...

This was a program that was designed to fail.

It is interesting however, that the Dems are concerned that $5 million is inadequate to promote the transition and the availability of these boxes. One wonders why the broadcasters could not handle the promotional chores. After all, they just took in nearly $2 BILLION from the politicians in the recent election cycle...


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