Converter Box Coupon Program Extended to 7/31/09

Jason Fritz

Staff member
Wanted to post an update about the DTV Coupon program.

The NTIA are now accepting applications until July 31, 2009.

The federal government agency in charge of the program (NTIA) also announced today that there is no longer a backlog (wait list) for the DTV Coupons.


DTVUSA Jr. Member
FREE BOXES for Non-Profit Organizations

An issue for consumers with regard to the digital transition is the expense. While the U.S. government is offering two $40 coupons per household to subsidize the purchase of the devices, the average retail price of a digital converter box is over $50 and the least expensive new model sells for about $46 so the consumer still has some cost to bear.
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and similar institutions can obtain free digital TV converter boxes for residents by obtaining a government discount coupon and ordering through The company will also provide free shipping and free support by telephone as part of their community relations program. is offering this program to non-profit organizations nationwide through June 12, 2009, the digital broadcast transition date, while inventory is available.
The online application for the government coupon can be filled out at Once the coupons are received, the facility director can call toll free at 1-866-374-4625 to place the order to receive the converter boxes that will receive digital TV signals after the transition.

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