Wednesday June 19, 2019

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Digital TV Transition Causes Confusion in NYC

Best Buy's Crystal Stroupe told amNY that customers at the store's Columbus Circle location have expressed confusion about whether or not they need a converter and she said that "some may even buy them unnecessarily."

With the switch to digital scheduled for February 17, NYC leaders have been trying to raise awareness about the change, believing that it will affect elderly, low-income, and non-English speaking residents disproportionately.  Councilwoman Gale Brewer, for example, has been pushing for the federal government to pay for more coupons to ease residents' ability to purchase the new digital converters which will be required to watch broadcast television.



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