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TV Converter Box Coupon Program Statistics and Background

Draft Bill Regarding TV Converter Box Coupon Program: To maximize coupon distribution, NTIA is seeking statutory flexibility to use, if necessary, available funds from other programs funded by the DTV Transition and Public Safety Act to cover administrative costs of the Coupon Program.
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Federal Register Notice: Re-opened Request for Applications for Spectrum Management Advisory Committee: NTIA is re-opening its request for applications from persons interested in serving on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) for new two year terms to commence in December 2008. The evaluation criteria for selecting members contained in the August 1, 2008 notice shall continue to apply.
Note: Due to an administrative error, the application due date published in the Notice was incorrect. Applications must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before September 26, 2008. NTIA will publish a technical correction of this date in the Federal Register. (Acrobat PDF 55 Kb)
Posted 09-11-2008

Press Release: Gutierrez Commends Wilmington, N.C. as First Market in Nation to Transition from Analog to Digital
Posted 09-09-2008

2008 Speeches: Digital Television Transition in Wilmington, North Carolina: Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce, participated in the transition to digital television broadcasting in Wilmington, N.C., on Monday, September 8, 2008.
Posted 09-09-2008

Federal Register Notice: Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting: A Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (Committee) will be held on Friday, September 19, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT, at the United States Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC. The Committee provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information on spectrum management matters. (PDF 60 Kb)
Posted 09-04-2008

Press Release: Participation By “Over-the-Air” Households in TV Converter Box Coupon Program On Track as Nation Marks Six Months Until DTV Transition Concludes: NTIA announced today that nearly 6.4 million "over-the-air" TV households, those that rely on an antenna for broadcast TV, have requested about 12 million coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program.
Posted 08-18-2008

Additional "What's New" Announcements...

Recent Speeches and Presentations

Unlocking Innovation:  Has the Key Been Misplaced? Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, discussed "Unlocking Innovation:  Has the Key Been Misplaced?" at the Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen Summit at the St. Regis Resort, in Aspen, Colorado, on August 17, 2008

Embracing the Future in Telecommunications: Meredith Attwell Baker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, discussed "Embracing the Future in Telecommunications" at the National Association of Regulatory and Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Committee Meetings Commissioners Luncheon at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower,in Portland, Oregon, on July 22, 2008

Non-Federal License Applications Being Coordinated with NTIA: Non-federal users can now check the status of their spectrum applications going through coordination with NTIA/IRAC (those for federal/non-federal shared bands). Where NTIA/IRAC has completed its response, the applicant should contact the FCC regarding any further action that may be required concerning the NTIA/IRAC response.

Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (“CSMAC”): CSMAC advises the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at NTIA on a broad range of issues regarding spectrum policy and on needed reforms to domestic spectrum policies and management to enable timely implementation of evolving spectrum-dependent technologies and services to benefit the public.

Information on Management of Internet Names and Addresses.

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