Some Stations Go Digital Next Week
Hundreds of stations switch despite delay
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2009 7:59 AM CST
The major broadcast networks have agreed to continue analog broadcasts until June from the stations they own and operate.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Nearly 700 local TV stations across America plan to switch from analog to digital signals next week despite a new law delaying the transition deadline until June, CNET reports. Congress is worried that 20 million consumers, mostly poor, elderly, or living in rural areas, still don't have the conversion equipment needed to receive digital signals.