As many people may know already, on Feb.17, 2009, full power broadcast television stations will stop broadcasting in analog format and will continue broadcasting in digital only, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced.
This change, known as the digital television (DTV) transition, was mandated by Congress and will provide many benefits to the public, including more spectrum for use by public safety (policy, fire and emergency rescue workers).
The transition will require that many consumers using analog television sets and who receive only free over-the-air television through either a rooftop broadcast antenna or "rabbit ears" to take action in order to continue to receive a television signal.
Anyone who has questions about the DTV transition or those who would like to fill out a converter box coupon application can visit the FCC link to the dedicated Web page at www.dtv.gov
(Printed at the request of the FCC.)