Civil Rights Groups Slam DTV Effort
A civil rights group on Monday ripped the federal government for its efforts thus far on the DTV transition, and pushed for improvement of existing campaigns.
According to the IDG News Service, a group called the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights has called on Congress to spend more money on the effort, and to better coordinate different education campaigns.
In a report issued this week called “Transition in Trouble: Action Needed to Ensure a Successful Digital Television Transition,” the conference slammed current efforts as unfair to non-English speakers, low-income Americans, and other groups disproportionately affected by the transition. It issued a series of recommendations, including more funding for home visits, and elimination of the expiration date for coupons.