From the LAHT (emphasis added)
Following the impending delivery of sets in the states of Durango, Hidalgo, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Sonora and Veracruz, 75 percent of Mexicans will have access to digital television, Deputy Communications Secretary Monica Aspe said.OMG! It's a socialist plot, TV's for the masses. In El Norte, they always talk about Obama giving out free stuff, but hey, Mexico is doing so much better.... and to poor people, no less. What will they think of next?
Aspe said that 7 million of the 9.7 million digital TV sets to be given to low-income households have been distributed ahead of the Dec. 31 end of analog broadcasts.
Mexico’s transition from analog to digital TV has been faster than that of any other country, she said.
“It has not been easy, but the Communications and Transportation Secretariat ... is making the effort to complete the delivery of digital TV sets before Dec. 31,” the official said.
Aspe said the provision of new TVs to poor households gives Mexico’s analog-to-digital transition a social justice aspect not present in any other country.