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FCC May Delay Digital TV Switch

Oct. 14 - The FCC may delay the transition from analog to digital TV.

The Detroit Free Press reports the Federal Communications Commission doesn't think consumers will be ready to switch by the end of 2006. That's the current legal deadline.

Now they're looking at January of 2009 as an unofficial target date.

The law says the transition to digital sets should come once 85% of American households own televisions that get digital signals. Depending on who's counting, that figure right now might be around 10%.

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