Commerce Dept. Issues Rule on Digital-to-Analog Converter Program
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a final rule in regards to the government’s Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program. The program will govern how customers will continue to view analog television after most stations cease non-digital broadcasting in just under two years.
The regulation, issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, states that all households in the United States will be able to request a pair of $40 vouchers to purchase digital-to-analog converter boxes, which will allow them to continue to use their older televisions once analog broadcasting is a thing of the past.
The vouchers will become available on January 1 of next year, in preparation for the complete changeover, which is scheduled for Feb. 17, 2009.