It’s only 67 days until the digital television transition on February 17, and December is the critical month. Since it may take as long as six weeks from applying for a government coupon to placing a converter box in operation,NOW is the time to apply for a coupon, buy a converter box and try it out!
Information on the transition, how to apply for the $40 government coupons, where to buy converter boxes, and how to install and use them is available at several websites:
http://www.dtv.gov/: Among other resources, this FCC website has outreach information for partners and consumer education materials on buying and installing converter boxes.
https://www.dtv2009.gov/: At this secure website you can apply for the $40 government coupons. Information is available here in 10 languages besides English.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/dtvcoupon/: This NTIA website has links to apply for the coupons, and explanatory brochures in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
http://www.n4a.org/resources-publications/?fa=view-item&id=155: n4a is working to secure resources for AAAs and Title VI Native American aging programs to assist older adults in making a smooth transition. The website has free materials to help aging professionals and consumers get up-to-speed on this timely issue.
http://www.dtvtransition.org/: This is the website of the DTV Transition Coalition made up of business, trade and industry groups as well as grass roots and membership organizations that share an interest in a smooth transition. It has a variety of educational and presentation materials.