Subject: Digital Television Transition: Questions on the DTV Converter Box Subsidy Program and a DTV Inter-Agency Task Force

Goldstein, Mark L.
November 2007
GAO Reports;11/30/2007, p1
Government Document
The article presents a letter to the Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman John D. Dingell on the impact of the transition towards digital television (DTV) in the U.S. It answers the concerns of the chairman on converter box subsidy program and development of a process to address a potential program shortfall. The outcome of the subsidy program faces challenges and it depends on the coordination and participation of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).


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