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Nielsen: 6.5M homes not ready for digital transition

Fri, 01/23/2009 - 7:20am
Mike Robuck

According to the most recent survey by The Nielsen Co., 6.5 million, or 5.7 percent, of the homes across the nation aren’t ready for the transition to all-digital signals.

The latest figure is an improvement of more than 1.3 million homes since Nielsen’s previous study last month.

Among the 56 local markets that Nielsen measures with electronic meters, the one that is least ready is Albuquerque-Santa Fe, N.M., with 12.4 percent of the households completely unready. 

On the flipside, the most prepared market is Hartford and New Haven, Conn., with only 1.8 percent of homes unready.

The federally mandated transition to all-digital signals is slated to take place Feb. 17, but recently members of Congress, as well as President Barack Obama, have advocated moving the deadline back to June 12 (story here).

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