House votes for more funding for digital TV transition

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Looks like there will be more money available to help pay for those converter boxes needed to get TV signals once the digital switchover takes place early next year.

The House of Representatives has voted to raise a cap on administrative costs for the government program that provides coupons for those who need to buy the converter boxes to obtain digital TV signals starting in February.

That's when the current analog signals will no longer be broadcast by stations.

Funding by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration had been capped by law at $160 million. But the agency will now get another $20 million.

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