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Administration, Congress differ on switch to digital

A supervisor at a Best Buy store in Honolulu this week was explaining the switch to digital television broadcasting to his customers. A supervisor at a Best Buy store in Honolulu this week was explaining the switch to digital television broadcasting to his customers. (Ron Zilberman/Associated Press)
By Hiawatha Bray
Globe Staff / January 16, 2009

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In a bid to keep the transition to digital television on track, Congress wants to spend an additional $650 million to help consumers cover the cost of making the switch. The outgoing Bush administration's commerce secretary says only $250 million more is needed, however. (Full article: 457 words)

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