4.3 million households waiting for DTV coupons

Multichannel news quotes the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), as saying that its DTV coupon programme still does not have sufficient funding to clear the backlog of request coupons.
It is estimated that there are up to 4.3 million requests waiting to receive DTV coupons. However, funding for these coupons cannot become available until previously issued coupons that are as yet unredeemed, expire.
An additional $650 million has been approved by the Administration for the coupon programme.
Source: Multichannel News
Item added: 2nd March 2009