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US DTV coupons will run out

October 10, 2008

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has told Capitol Hill he is concerned that the DTV-to-analogue converter box subsidy programme could run out of money before it runs out of requests for the $40 coupons, suggesting the calculations of the government agency responsible for administering the programme are wrong.

The $1.5bn program is overseen by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Martin says NTIA could have underestimated the number of coupons it will need.

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