Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 9:36am
ENSURING AMERICANS STAY CONNECTED THROUGH THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL
[SOURCE: Center for American Progress, AUTHOR: Mark Lloyd]
[Commentary] Congress needs to appropriate funds that will help elderly, poor, and rural Americans who are most dependent on television make the transition. We need an ongoing research effort to make sure that messages about the planned coupon program are effective for these populations, and we need outreach efforts that fund and engage grassroots groups and direct service providers who work with these populations. We also need to make sure that broadcasters and the public are clear about how this new digital service will meet the licensee’s continuing obligation to act in the public interest, convenience, and necessity.
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