CARI: Center for Applied Rural Innovation


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Published in (2008) pp. 1-4. Copyright © 2008 Center for Applied Rural Innovation, University of Nebraska


Starting in mid-February 2009, all television stations in the country can only broadcast a digital signal. This change does not affect households that currently receive their television signal from a cable or satellite TV provider, only those that receive their signal over-the-air through an antenna or rabbit ears. The 2008 Nebraska Rural Poll included questions related to television viewing, providing a picture of the effect this change will have on 2,496 randomly selected nonmetropolitan Nebraskans.