Nearly 800,000 calls were received by a federal hot line this week from people confused about the nationwide move on Friday to drop analog TV signals and broadcast only in digital.
The Federal Communications Commission said that about 317,450 calls went into the help line, 1-888-CALL-FCC, on Friday alone, the day analog signals were cut off. Another 102,000 came in Saturday by 6 p.m. Eastern time.
The total is still below the 600,000 to 3 million callers that the FCC expected in early March would call on transition day.
The bigger question should be: does the FCC always have this little faith in the public?