Gutierrez Announces One Million Coupons Used for TV Converter Box Coupon Program

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Nine Months Until February Transition to Digital Television

WASHINGTON — U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez today issued the following statement announcing one million coupons have been used as part of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) TV Converter Box Coupon Program.

“The nation is nine months away from the historic February 17, 2009, digital television transition for all full-power broadcasters. I encourage all Americans who rely on an antenna for their television programs to learn about their options for the digital transition and to act on their decision.

“More than one million households have used coupons to purchase a certified converter box and are now able to watch digital television with a clearer picture and more programming choices.

“I encourage households who have ordered a coupon to use it to purchase an eligible converter box within the coupon’s 90-day expiration period.”

An updated list of coupon-eligible converter boxes (CECB) is available at: