DTV Coupon Program Is Out of Money

By  |  Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Analog TV users without cable beware: if you have not gotten your coupons to offset the costs of the digital converter box, you may be out of luck (and without TV) when February 17 comes around. The Washington Post reports that the program is nearing the limit of the $1.34 billion it was appropriated to subsidize the cost of the set-top boxes. Each coupon takes $40 off the price of the boxes, which cost between $50 and $80, and expire in 90 days. Possible sources for more funds could be through either the economic stimulus package, or a new bill funding further coupons.


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