Mandating digital


Stations broadcasting on channels 52 to 69 were required to vacate those channels by December 31, 2011, and all analog television transmitters (primarily low-powered (LP), and Class-A low-powered (-CA) stations, and also broadcast translator (TX) translator/repeaters in rural communities) must shut down by September 1, 2015.

In 1996, top-loaders were pretty much the only type of washer around, and they were uniformly high quality.

When Consumer Reports tested 18 models, 13 were "excellent" and five were "very good." By 2007, though, not one was excellent and seven out of 21 were "fair" or "poor." This month came the death...

Analog broadcasting did not cease entirely following the June 12 deadline: under the provisions of the Short-term Analog Flash and Emergency Readiness Act, approximately 120 full-power stations briefly maintained analog "nightlight" service, ending no later than July 12.


Funding for extra coupons was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.By midnight on the original cut-off date of February 17, 2009, 641 stations representing 36 percent of U. full-power broadcasters were transmitting exclusively in digital.The DTV (an abbreviation of digital television, also called digital broadcast) transition in the United States is the switchover from analog (the traditional method of transmitting television signals) to exclusively digital broadcasting of free over-the-air television programming. consumers through the conversion, the Act also established a federally sponsored DTV Converter Box Coupon Program.The transition from analog to digital television has been described by David Rehr, then president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, as representing "the most significant advancement of television technology since color TV was introduced." Under the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005, full-power broadcasting of analog television in the United States would have ceased after Tuesday February 17, 2009. The DTV Delay Act changed the mandatory analog cutoff date to June 12, although stations were permitted to cease analog transmissions before the new mandatory cutoff date.

In September 2010, the FCC announced a proposal to set a hard deadline of 2012 for low power stations to broadcast in digital.

On July 15, 2011, the FCC posted the required transition deadlines for low power television.


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