This is one of those stories that would make your evening news state, "In a surprising turn of events..." You see, in a small Ohio town, Comcast is going door-to-door handing out digital cable boxes - FOR FREE! That's right, there is no additional charge for these boxes. Plus, they get all the family-tier digital stations and high-def stations for the same cost as their normal programming. Amazing. Steubenville city council was apparently very concerned about the digital transition and wanted to make sure that all of its residents were going to be fine. There is no word on how they got Comcast to just give out digital set-top boxes. They need to put out a ready-made city council kit so everyone can get their local government on board.

[thanks for the tip Mark]