Town Meeting on the Digital Television Conversion

October 20, 2008

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will attend Sen. Sanders Town Meeting on DTV Transition on Wednesday night at 7pm in Burlington/ Contois Auditorium/ City Hall. (see below)
This is a great opportunity to air your concerns about making the transition from analog TV to the new digital world. This includes getting free converter boxes to pick up digital TV signals, handing over free bandwidth to the broadcasters and the giant amounts of waste to be generated by households unloading (unecessarily) their "old" analog TVs.

This is also a good time to indicate your support for a recent FCC decision that opens the door to the unlicensed use of "white space" between the TV channels for public use. (Read more about that here: http://www.freepress.net/node/45058)

Please Join Senator Bernie Sanders
and Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps
for a Town Meeting on the Digital Television Conversion

Wednesday, October 22
7:00 p.m.
Contois Auditorium
Burlington City Hall
149 Church Street
Burlington, VT

Did you know that on February 17, 2009, television stations across the country will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format?

o Will you still get television reception?

o Will you need a new antenna to get TV reception?

o Will you continue to receive Canadian TV shows?

Learn the answers to these questions and more at the Town Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there. This meeting is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested, but not required. Contact Bernie's office for more information at 1-800-339-9834 or visit sanders.senate.gov.

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