Preparation for Digital Television Transition
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders talked about the government’s efforts to prepare consumers for the transition to digital television on… read more
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders talked about the government’s efforts to prepare consumers for the transition to digital television on February 17, 2009. He has asked Congress for additional funds to provide a digital antenna for those in certain areas of the country. He has also advocated legislation which would require cable, satellite, and other companies to offer basic broadcast service at a discounted rate.
Ann Curran participated by telephone. In December 2008 she coordinated a “soft test” for the transition in Vermont. She talked about the result of the test and what it indicates about the level of preparation for the transition among people in Vermont. She also discussed how much assistance the state is getting from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and others.
Sanjay Talwani was a guest host.
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People in this video
- Ann Curran Community Relations Director Vermont Public Television
- Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator [I] Vermont
- Peter Slen Senior Executive Producer C-SPAN->Book TV
- Sanjay Talwani Bureau Chief TV Technology->Washington Bureau
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