Digital Television Transition

The reality is that on February 17, 2009, there will be Vermonters who may no longer get television reception," Sen. Bernie Sanders warned on Tuesday. "On that day, the whole country will be transitioning from analog to digital TV signals which means that if you currently get your TV over the air with an antenna or rabbit ears, you need to act now to ensure that you will still be able get TV in your home." In just a few months, television stations will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digit

"The reality is that on February 17, 2009, there will be Vermonters who may no longer get television reception," Sen. Bernie Sanders warned on Tuesday. "On that day, the whole country will be transitioning from analog to digital TV signals which means that if you currently get your TV over the air with an antenna or rabbit ears, you need to act now to ensure that you will still be able get TV in your home." In just a few months, television stations will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format. Many Vermonters reliant on over-the-air "free" television service could lose their signal altogether on that day if they do not take appropriate actions today. To address this fast-approaching situation, Sanders will host a town meeting Wednesday evening in Burlington with Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Michael Copps.

More information on the digital television transition is available here.