DTV transition delayed till June 12

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 4th, 2009

The House of Representatives has approved a bill, 264-158, that would delay the DTV transition from Feb. 17 to June 12, 2009. The bill will now be sent to President Obama, who will (since it was his idea) sign it into law.

The bill will also allow:

  • Broadcasters to end analog transmissions before June 12
  • Households to reapply for expired coupons using $650 million in the economic stimulus package
  • Allocation of more money to DTV education
  • On Jan. 30, 2009, the Senate voted for the second time to delay the transition. The House denied the initial bill, failing to reach the two-thirds majority vote (258-168, 60.6 percent) needed to pass the bill.

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