The FCC has decided to speed up the digital television requirement in order to make over-the-air radio frequencies available to be sold off to private parties. This will force people to buy new televisions or a converter for their old television at or before that time. Slashdot discussion here.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published June 10, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.