DTV Delay Bill Voted Down, The Coming Net Take-Over
There was a bill to delay the conversion from analog to all digital broadcasting, from February 17 2009, (in just 4 weeks) June of 2009. However, today the House voted to keep the February 17th switchover date as planed.
The House voted 258-168 in favor of a four-month delay, but the measure fell 26 votes short of the necessary two-thirds margin for passage. The Senate voted Monday to delay the transition to June 12, fearing that an estimated 6.5 million TV households would be unprepared for the shift from analog TV.
The Obama administration, was afraid that to many people would not be ready in time for the switch. According to a Neilson research poll, 6 million people are not ready for the change. However, it will be higher than their guess. Contrary to what we are being told, rabbit ears will not be able to receive the transmission if you live further than 30 miles from the point of the transmission, and have obstacles in the road, such as high buildings and hills. This will require the purchase of an outdoor antenna, and possibly a an antenna rotor. This is on top of the cost of the converter box, or the new Television you bought.
A federal converter box coupon program created to provide $40 credits toward the purchase of a $40 to $80 converter box ran out of its $1.34 billion in funds on Jan. 5. The program, which now has 2.5 million requested coupons on its wait list, won’t issue coupons until previously distributed vouchers expire. So far, 20.8 million coupons have been redeemed out of 49.8 million requested. Democrats have set aside $650 million in the pending stimulus package to fund the coupon program.
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Is It Extortion?
The only other choices you are stuck with are cable, or Satellite. I have had Direct TV for four years now, and was considering going to over the air digital, but because I live out of range of any broadcast point, if I want to have TV I have to use cable, or satellite. I am guessing that there are more in the same situation. So, we are back to that point of, Being forced to buy something whether we want it or not. However, we could just chose not to have it. There is always the computer.
Or is There
There is talk of the internet providers packaging the internet like they do your satellite, or cable programming. And anything you want that is not in you package, you will have to pay extra for. For example, lets say you package has Google, Youtube, and Pogo, but you want to come over and read my blog, well it will cost you extra. Now that is providing bloggers like myself are still around, because there is also the mention of having to pass the standards of the provider, to get the permit to use the bandwidth. So what it all is about is Government control.
Shut Down 2012
There will be a “Shut Down” of the Free Internet it is scheduled for 2012, to make the switch to the “Package Internet.” Below in the Blockquote is a confirmation.
Dylan Pattyn, who is currently writing an article for Time Magazine on the issue, has official confirmation from sources within Bell Canada and is interviewing a marketing representative from TELUS who confirms the story and states that TELUS has already started blocking all websites that aren’t in the subscription package for mobile Internet access. They could not confirm whether it would happen in 2012 because both stated it may actually happen sooner (as early as 2010). Interviews with these sources, more confirmation from other sources and more in-depth information on the issue is set to be published in Time Magazine soon.
So as you can see it is not looking good for the exchange of ideas, and information. They plan on taking the one tool that allows us to express ourselves , and hunt for the truth in this propaganda filled world, and reduce it to the propaganda tool they have made TV and radio.
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