National Telecommunications and Information Administration
United States Department of Commerce
For over 40 years, PTFP has played a major role in the development of public broadcasting throughout the United States. With the program’s assistance, public radio reaches approximately 94% of the population and a public television signal now reaches about 95% of our nation's population. PTFP has also assisted over 280 public television stations in meeting the FCC’s requirement to convert to digital technologies. The program has also funded radio reading services and descriptive video services for the disabled and numerous distance learning facilities that provide instructional programming for students and professionals.
This page was last updated on 10/6/09.