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Goodbye, Analog

Today marks the end of Analog TV broadcasting and the final switch to digital only broadcasting in the USA otherwise known as the DTV transition. The date was changed at least once and the process took a little longer than was initially expected, but the time has now come to say farewell to Analog TV. If you’re reading this and you have no idea what I’m talking about then check to see if you’re using an antenna and if not, you’re probably okay… The biggest question is how could you have missed all the annoying “Are you Ready” ads by Comcast and other various announcements saying that you can get a converter box and you need to be ready for digital? Even YouTube has joined the party and is celebrating or marking the occasion with a Goodbye, Analog YouTube Animated logo:

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Getting rid of the Analog TV broadcast frees up a huge amount of airwaves for future use. I’m hoping that this could help with some new modern 4G wireless networks that will be faster and better than ever. I’m sure this is still a little while off and it’ll cost you extra money… Or maybe some more open free to the public band for newer WiFi would work. Either way, I welcome the new uses of the airwaves.

In the meantime, I just want to say welcome to Digital TV and Goodbye, Analog…