U.S. schools have less than four months to prepare for the switch from analog to digital TV broadcasting. But there is still a great deal of confusion about what, exactly, this switch will entail–and whether schools and other institutions are ready. In this special feature, we present a few perspectives on the issue.

Prepare now for the arrival of DTV

On Feb. 17, 2009, all television broadcast stations will stop broadcasting in analog and begin broadcasting in digital format only. This changeover has profound implications for organizations that have developed infrastructure based on an analog TV delivery model, such as school districts…

Digital TV switch raises questions for some schools

Although the transition to digital television broadcasting across the United States is still a few months away, the impending switch has prompted many school technologists to consider "what-if" scenarios. One of their chief concerns is whether the coaxial radio-frequency cable networks that currently carry analog TV content in schools will be able to handle digital content adequately…

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