So the deadline for DTV was extended to day to June something, and
Pres. Obama is expected to sign the bill, especially considering what
he said a couple weeks ago on the subject.
But what deadline is this? It's the deadline that stations are
to stop transmitting analog. Even before this law, they
were already allowed to stop transmitting analog earlier than this,
even though I don't think any stations did.
So WBFF, Channel 45, in Baltimore says it's still going to stop on Feb
17th as sceheduled. It's up to the stations now, and whether they
think they will antagonize viewers and lose viewership.
There were two other good parts to this law, one that something will
be done to get out more coupons, including I think coupons for those
who now have expired coupons, because the coupons expired 30 days
after receipt. (In my case I need a second box, although I hear that
a lot of coupons were ordered by people who decided they didn't need
them, but wanted to get them when they weren't sure. )
I think the law may also have authorized more money, since the number
of couposns used used up all the money available. And to pay for the
office that does this to run for 3 more months, though maybe at
And I think there was a third section but I forget what it was.