Second chance: Digital converter coupons

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - People who got digital TV converter box coupons but let them expire can now apply for new ones.

Housholds with expired coupons can get a second chance, thanks to the recent stimulus package that put more money into the program.

Now, each home can apply for two $40 coupons that cover most of the cost of converter boxes.

The government has cleared the wait list that built up after funding for the coupons dried up in January.  That problem led Congress to delay the nationwide switch to digital by four months.

Wilmington was a test market for the digital switch and made the conversion in September.

To apply for a digital TV converter box coupon, click here.

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