Image via WikipediaHDTV has already been delayed enough. Now more than ever, we need the new technological and economic development that freeing up our old bandwidth allows. If that development isn't "shovel-ready" I don't know what is.
"But one big problem with extending the transition, critics warn, is that many TV viewers could be confused. A delay could also be expensive for broadcasters. And it could burden public safety agencies and wireless companies waiting for the airwaves that will be freed by the shutdown of
"Government agencies, consumer groups, television broadcasters and other parts of the industry have invested more than $1 billion over the past several years to educate consumers about the shift to digital broadcasting. The message all along has been that analog signals would be shut off on Feb. 17."