61% unaware of pending switch to digital only TV

The LA Times has an interesting article that supports my theory that there is going to be big trouble when the TV broadcasters switch to digital only on February 18, 2009 (coincidentally, my birthday :-), just 18 short months from now.

“”I think there's high potential for a train wreck here,” Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) told Federal Communications Commission” Ya think?!

approximately 20% of U.S. households — 1 million in Los Angeles alone — receive only over-the-air TV.” 

“A survey released in January by the Assn. of Public Television Stations
found that 61% of respondents were unaware of the pending digital

Perhaps Google will step in since they apparently really want the 700MHz spectrum that will be freed up.

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