Commerce Department To Announce Final Rule for Digital-To-Analog
Converter Box Coupon Program
Program to Aid Americans in the
Transition to Digital Television Broadcasting
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Commerce’s
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) will announce the final rule for the Digital-to-Analog
Converter Box Coupon Program, designed to help American consumers
receive free over-the-air television when full-power television
stations cease analog broadcasting after February 17, 2009.
Digital television will provide consumers with a clearer
picture, more programming, and open up much needed spectrum
for advanced wireless services and interoperable communications
among emergency first responders. The converter
box coupon program will assist Americans in receiving
over-the-air broadcast television programming throughout
the transition from analog to digital.
||Announcement of Digital-to-Analog Converter Box
Coupon Program Final Rule
||John Kneuer, Assistant Secretary for Communication
||March 12, 2007, at 11 a.m.
||U.S. Department of Commerce
14th and Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Call-in number for media unable to attend the event: 1-800-619-2655
and password is DTV.
Media Should Enter the 14th Street Entrance with Proper
To register, media should contact Todd Sedmak at (202)