DTV delayed until June

DTV conversion delayed until June 12.
Written by Richard Koman, Contributor

The great digital TV conversion will be delayed until June 12, now that the House has passed a bill delaying conversion from analog from Feb. 17, the New York Times reports. The Senate passed a similar bill last week, and President Obama was earlier pushing for the legislation.

White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said that “the passage of this bipartisan legislation means that millions of Americans will have the time they need to prepare for the conversion.” The White House would “continue to work with Congress to improve the information and assistance available to American consumers in advance of June 12, especially those in the most vulnerable communities.”

It's not just a delay in the mandatory switch date but as much as $650 million in the stimulus package for coupons to pay for conversion boxes.

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