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Press Release: Nursing Homes Residents and P.O. Box Households Will Be Eligible to Receive DTV Coupons: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced today that residents of licensed nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living facilities and households that use a post office box for mail delivery will be eligible to request coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The rule change takes effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Press Release: Print Version (Acrobat PDF 23 Kb)
Federal Register Notice: Final Rule (PDF 91 Kb)
TV Converter Box Coupon Application Form: Nursing Home Residents (PDF 336 Kb)
Posted 09-16-2008

Press Release: Consumers Urged to Apply for Converter Box Coupons By Year-End: NTIA announced today that “over-the-air” television viewers who want to participate in the TV Converter Box Coupon Program should apply for coupons before the end of the year to minimize the chances of losing TV reception when full-power broadcasters end analog broadcasts on February 17, 2009. (Print version Acrobat PDF 25 KB)
Posted 09-30-2008

Press Release: NTIA Seeks Public Comments for the Deployment of Security Technology Within the Internet Domain Name System: NTIA is inviting comments regarding Domain Name and Addressing System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) implementation at the root zone. Comments are due on November 24, 2008.
Press Release: Print version (Acrobat PDF 24 Kb)
Federal Register: Notice of Inquiry (Acrobat PDF 69 Kb)
DNS Security Supporting Materials
Posted 10-09-2008

Public Notice: Meeting on Low-power Television and Translator Upgrade Program: NTIA will hold public meetings regarding the implementation of the Low-power Television Upgrade Program, established by Section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The meetings will be held in Washington D.C. on October 24, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.
Audio recording of meeting in Washington, D.C., on October 24, 2008 (length: 01:18:35, format: .MP3 file, size: 46 Mb)
LPTV Meeting presentation. (Acrobat PDF 2,551 Kb)
Updated 10-30-2008

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Recent Speeches and Presentations

French-EU Presidency Conference: Internet of Things - Internet of the Future: Acting Assistant Secretary Meredith Attwell Baker presented the Plenary Session Keynote Speech on the overview on the Challenges of International Cooperation at the French-EU Presidency Conference: Internet of Things - Internet of the Future on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, in Nice, France.
Posted 10-08-2008

Speech: Maximum Service Television Conference: Acting Assistant Secretary Meredith Attwell Baker provides an update on the TV Converter Box Coupon Program at the Maximum Service Television (MSTV) 22nd Annual Fall Television Conference on Monday, September 22, 2008, in Washington, DC.
Posted 09-24-2008

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.

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