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DTV News: Move to digital TV may be costly to some cable customers

Source:  Seattle Pi Online

A story from Seattle Pi Online today gives a small glimpse into upcoming ethical issues and the Digital Transition (scheduled to occur on February 17th, 2009).

Cable providers in Florida are charging customers costly fee’s to rent digital converter boxes.  In one particular instance,  a 63 year old customer was quoted $5.95 per month for the conerter box, per television set, plus $60 for a service call to install it. With five televisions in her home, the conversion would increase her bill by 75 percent.

Although the government is providing assitance to consumers by alloting 2 digital converter box coupon’s per customer, these coupons are only good for “over the air” converter boxes, and not cable digital converter boxes.

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