On Feb. 17, 2009, in accordance with federal law, all television broadcast stations in the U.S. will stop broadcasting in analog and begin broadcasting in digital format only. This changeover will free up crucial frequencies for public safety communications by police and fire departments and will enhance consumers' experience by delivering improved picture and sound quality.

But the switch to digital also has profound implications for organizations that have developed infrastructure based on an analog TV delivery model, such as school districts. After Feb. 17, schools still relying on a traditional radio-frequency (RF) coaxial cable infrastructure for broadcasting television might find they


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