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All-Digital Cable Could Strand Viewers USA Today

Cable providers are hoping to get rid of bandwidth-consuming analog channels to make room for digital high-definition channels and interactive services, USA Today reports. Comcast will drop analog expanded basic service in 20% of its markets by year’s end, with other cable systems to follow suit through 2010, the newspaper says. The move would force consumers without a set-top box who plug a line from the back of their TVs into the wall to buy a converter box or stick with a bare-bones cable package, the newspaper notes.
—Vlada Gelman

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This sucks. Im a comcast customer & Im not suprised bc comcast keeps doing this sh*tty underhanded stuff to many customers here.

Already by 17 feb 09 we have to have a digital box to even watch free analog channels(nbc,fox,
abc, cbs,upn,wb,pax,).

...Now Comcast wants 2 make us get a digital box so we have 2 have digital cable ? WTF?

Basic cable (white cord cable) is all that I can afford! Gas is $4/gall 4 goodness sakes.

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