House of Representatives FTW

The US House of Representatives voted today not to delay the transition from analog to digital television since the Yeas did not achieve the 2/3rds majority needed.

As one of the few people I know who gets their television over the air, I can’t wait for the switch. Not only will it allow television stations to boost their digital signal, it will free up gobs of bandwidth for other uses.

It’s been over three years since the transition was put in motion, and if people aren’t ready now they won’t ever be ready. However, the Senate is trying to delay the switch by four months, and I can’t help but think this is motivated by more than just concern for the people. I am very happy the House saw fit to correct this and hope its action stands.

4 thoughts on “House of Representatives FTW

  1. YES! I’m in your camp. If you haven’t gotten off your butt for even the last 12 months and taken care of the issue, you don’t deserve TV.

    And secondly its not the governments job to provide you Television (its a not a right) so feel lucky at all that they are even off setting the costs of conversion.

  2. What does “FTW” mean in this post? I saw a few definitions but none that were obviously right to me.

    In my current housesit, TV comes via the antenna.* I ordered one of the government discount vouchers and got it within ten days. But I haven’t yet bought a gizmo.

    *at least the live stuff does. I watch maybe 1 hour a week these days via antenna. And another 1 or 2 hours a week via Hulu or YouTube. Fortunately I am now a high-needs TV watcher these days. Fortunately, I have also finally discovered the brilliance of Tina Fey on 30 Rock.

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