Is Feb. 17 the big switch? Perhaps not …

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The long-anticipated analog-to-digital signal switch may end up delayed. A spokesman for Massachusetts Dem. Rep. Ed Markey, chair of the House Telecommunications & Internet Subcommittee, says that delaying the switch “certainly warrants further discussion and may be a wise choice” in the wake of problems with the converter coupon program. The Consumers Union requested the delay “until a plan is in place to minimize the number of consumers who will lose TV signals … ” According to Broadcasting & Cable, the Obama transition team may be open to the delay.

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