DTV Coupons Are On The Way

NEW YORK (AP) -- The agency that mails out coupons for digital TV converter boxes has received fresh funding from the economic stimulus program.

It expects to eliminate its coupon wait list in two and a half weeks.

The fund that pays for the $40 coupons reached its spending limit in early January. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration was still able to mail out coupons, but only as old ones expired. It's accumulated a wait list of 2.3 million households.

The NTIA also expects to change its rules so that people who received coupons before but let them expire can now apply for new ones.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:18 PM
    TV converter boxes has received fresh funding from the economic stimulus program. More "Golden Pockets." What a waste of taxpayer money.
  • by Mr. Blount on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    Oh, thank heavens, the government is going to save me. I could not seem to save up $39.99 over the last 5 years to buy a converter for myself.
  • by Red State Location: Washington Co. on Mar 5, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    Another example in the long list of examples of the Obama administration wasting taxpayer money on something that the government should have no role in. It is not a right of every American to have tv. People have known about the switch to digital for over two years. That should be plenty of time to make arrangements on your own without the rest of taxpayers covering the cost for you.
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