Public input sought on giving DTV converter coupons to nursing-home residents

04/23/2008 | MSNBC

The NTIA has opened a 45-day comment period for a proposal to allow nursing-home residents and users of post office boxes to be eligible for DTV converter box coupons. Nursing-homes residents, the NTIA writes in the proposal to include them in the coupon program, "constitute a vulnerable community that may rely on free, over-the-air television to a greater degree than other members of the public."

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