Dec. 24, 2008
Councilman Simplot Welcomes FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to Phoenix
Councilman Tom Simplot, a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, welcomes FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to Phoenix, as the FCC hosts a public town hall meeting to educate residents about the upcoming digital television transition.
Residents are encouraged to attend the informative meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Christown Spectrum Mall, 1703 W. Bethany Home Road.
At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the country will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100 percent digital broadcasting, which will provide a clearer picture, more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.
The transition will only affect residents that currently watch television on an analog TV set that is not connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service. Residents who wish to keep their existing analog TV will need to purchase a TV converter box to keep it working after Feb. 17, 2009.
To learn more about the transition or to apply for a free coupon to purchase a converter box, visit dtv2009.gov.