As you probably know, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) kicked off its DTV converter box coupon program on January 1, 2008.
The results were nothing short of extraordinary. Due in part to the great efforts to publicize the DTV transition by local television stations across the country.
NTIA took orders for over 1.5 million coupons in the first 48 hours of the program. This is big news - and not only because orders wildly surpassed any prediction. This is important news for viewers because there is sufficient funding for only 33.5 million coupons, while approximately 70 million television sets need an upgrade.
This is a fact that you viewers who may be considering the purchase of a converter box will no doubt want to know.
You can apply for converter box coupons by visiting www.dtv2009.gov
or calling 1-888-DTV-2009.
You can also visit ktre.com "The Big Switch" where you will find a link and the toll free number. If you need more information, you can write us here at the station.