Digital transition delayed

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By The Staff

Those rabbit ears have a couple more months of life in them, thanks to the U.S. Congress.

Analog TV signals were scheduled to end Feb. 17 for the last three years, but Congress moved that date back to June 12 out of concern that consumers weren’t ready.

That means customers who receive free network broadcasting over the air are affected. They will have until June to buy and install a digital converter box so they can continue to receive free programming.

Cable or satellite customers don’t have to do anything to prepare. Neither do those who own a TV with a built in digital tuner.

For information, visit www.dtv2009.gov.