The National Association of Broadcasters has announced on it's latest DTV update that TV households may now reapply for expired digital-to-analog converter box coupons. The announcement comes just before the National Telecommunications and Information Administration press conference this morning (March 24, 2009) in which the announcement was planned.
The NTIA gained access to an additional $650 million dollars in the stimulus package and after several weeks of preparation to begin accepting coupon renewals. Previously all requests had been rejected.
Also, according to NAB there is no longer a waiting list for converter box coupons. The waiting list had grown to over 4 million before the additional money was received.
Consumers may reapply for the converter box coupon at www.dtv2009.gov/ApplyCoupon.aspx.