FCCer Sees a 'Tsunami'

Moss, Linda
August 2007
Multichannel News;8/6/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p4
The article reports that Federal Communications Commission member Jonathan Adelstein called for the creation of a digital-television-conversion task force to head off a potential "tsunami of consumer complaints" when analog television sets are rendered useless in February 2009. Adelstein believes that some are trying to use the digital conversion as a chance to strap cable companies with additional burdens.


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