Analog Shift Begins, in Wilmington
The analog signal shutoff, scheduled to happen nationwide in just over five months, came early to one city on Monday, as the city of Wilmington, N.C., completed its early “test run” shutoff at noon.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the city held a ceremony in which officials flipped a giant “analog to digital” switch; FCC Chairman Kevin Martin was on hand for the event.
“I am pleased that months of hard work and consumer education by government officials, industry and community leaders have proven successful,” CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. “Five months ahead of the nationwide digital conversion... Wilmington officials have demonstrated they are true digital pioneers.