Status of the DTV Transition: 154 Days and Counting, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, September 16, 2008   [open pdf - 11MB]

From the opening statement of Edward J. Markey: "Since our last hearing on this important subject, we have had the pilot test in Wilmington. This isolated test was a valuable experience. It demonstrated that with focused efforts, general awareness of the transition in a relatively small market can be raised to fairly high levels. However, just below the general awareness detailed consumer knowledge about how to properly hook up converter boxes, put up antennas or take other similar steps necessary to receive the new digital channels was apparently deficit. In addition, other North Carolina households suffered from loss in the coverage areas of particular broadcast stations where the digital signal failed to reach historically served households." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Edward J. Markey, Lee Terry, Baron P. Hill, Anna G. Eshoo, John D. Dingell, Greg Walden, Jay Inslee, Heather Wilson, Hilda L. Solis, Lois Capps, Gene Green, John Shimkus, Edolphus Towns, Kevin J. Martin, Meredith Baker, Mark L. Goldstein, Tom Romeo, Christopher A. McLean, David K. Rehr, Kyle McSlarrow, David Candelaria, John Kittleman, Andrew G. Setos, Andrew G. Setos, Chris Murray, and Connie Ledoux Book.

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