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Delay to digital?

Washington D.C. (KWWL) - President-elect Barack Obama wants congress to delay the Ditigital TV switch.

He's asking for the delay because the government is out of $40 coupons consumers can use towards the purchase of a digital converter.

Without converters, people without cable or satellite won't be able to receive a signal after February 17th.

The Obama team says the government isn't helping rural and poor communities prepare for the transition.

Congress would have to pass a new law to postpone the date.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

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