Senate Committee approves April 7th 2009 switch off

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved legislation to extend the U.S. Digital TV transition date to April 2009. The bill includes $3 billion for subsidies for Americans who can not afford a digital converter box. Without the box, a Digital TV, or a cable or satellite receiver, Americans would be unable to watch TV when the transition occurs.
The Senate is expected to approve the bill, but some House Republicans have objected to the $3 billion subsidy plan.
Source: Swanni Sez Oct 21st 2005
Item added: 25th October 2005