Obama Team Seeks DTV Delay

If you’re hooked to cable, you probably don’t care. But if you get your TV the old-fashioned way — through an antenna — you might.

It appears President-elect Obama’s transition team has asked the chairs and ranking members of the key Senate and House committees of jurisdiction to delay the digital broadcast transition, currently slated for Feb. 17. From transition team Co-Chair John Podesta’s letter to those officials:

With (converter-box) coupons unavailable, support and education insufficient, and the most vulnerable Americans exposed, I urge you to consider a change to the legislatively-mandated analog cutoff date.

Congress still has to debate and authorize any such delay — so it’s not a given — but if you’re interested, more details are available via reports filed by the Associated Press and Multichannel News.

Either way, Suddenlink will be ready, and our customers’ TV sets should continue to work just fine.