Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America and US PIRG urged the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday to make sure that 80 million TV viewers aren't left in the dark on January 1, 2009, when the transition from analog to digital TV is set to be "completed."
Summary of the House Bill can be found here.
More background about the DTV transition can be found here.
Many people are already in the dark when it comes to these and other media policy issues. How can ACMEBoston raise awareness about the DTV transition?
Do we really learn about what's happening about the media policy and Congress from the media? How are we expected to know about these issues when many of these policies are crafted by ($$) and for media companies and Wall Street–not for consumers, independent media makers, and concerned citizens?
ACMEBoston should play a lead role to raise awareness about this issue. We can make sure that people in the Boston area know–right now–that Congress is making decisions–right now–about who will benefit most from the DTV transition. When January 1st 2009 comes, let's make sure none of us are left in the dark.