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Please note: the last day to apply for a coupon or file an appeal was July 31, 2009.

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) administers the TV Converter Box Coupon Program (Coupon Program), as authorized in the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005.

Between January 1, 2008, and July 31, 2009, all U.S. households were eligible to request up to two coupons, worth $40 each, to be used toward the purchase of up to two digital-to-analog converter boxes. For more details on the federal regulations, please see the TV Converter Box Coupon Program Rules.

All weekly status reports for the TV Converter Box Coupon Program are available online, which include the number of applications and coupons requested to date. Also see TV Converter Box Coupon Program: Background and Statistics.

Outside the Box - The Digital TV Converter Box Coupon Program: This report describes the challenges NTIA faced in administering the TV Converter Coupon Program and the solutions developed to address those issues. (Acrobat PDF 2.8 MB)

Low Power, Class A and Translator TV stations are not required to transition to digital broadcasting on June 12, 2009.
Frequently-Asked Questions for Viewers of Translators and Low Power Stations
FCC Consumer Advisory on the DTV Transition and LPTV/Class A/Translator Stations

For details on the rulemaking process, see the program's Rules.

















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