Little noticed, but the switch to digital TV has been pushed back from Feb. 17 to June 12.
The U.S. House vote supporting the delay gives people four more months to prepare for the switch.
Around here, the switch became a “buy locally” issue. Some electronics retailers had been advertising they carried the digital-conversion boxes required for the switch, so local residents didn’t have to drive “down the hill” to big-box stores.
The Union had written a front-page story on the issue in December, discussing the Feb. 17 deadline.