Thanks for the news. TalkingRathttp://www.ntia.doc.gov/congress/200...use_080610.pdf
Originally Posted by Bernadette McGuire-Rivera
"To date no egregious instances of waste, fraud and abuse have been discovered."
It does sound like they were talking As of June 3, 2008.
However, I guess they are not been discovering what we have.
They also must not have discovered they are the leading contributing factor
to these instances of waste, fraud and abuse because of the coupons expiration and worst of all a very deceiving approved list of converter boxes that make the public think there are really that many in the market especially those with a PassThru feature.
NTIA is continuing to certify boxes and is expediting review of those that have
the capability to pass-through the analog signals that will continue to be transmitted by
many low-power and television translator stations after February 17, 2009.
How was Zenith expedited but Insignia and MicroProse weren't?
As with any new program as large, complex and time bound as the Coupon
Program, challenges continually arise. NTIA currently faces several such challenges and
is working diligently to address them quickly and in a manner that serves the best
interests of the American people.
They think it is "Eligibility of Nursing Home Residents and Persons Utilizing a P.O. Box"
I would think box approval and market availability would be the biggest challenge and that would avoid the coupons expiration problem.
I actually think they should hold off on giving more coupon approvals until they first fix box approvals and market availability but this won't happen.
Secretary Gutierrez said: “I encourage all Americans who have ordered a coupon to purchase your
eligible converter box within the 90-day required timeframe.”
They don't care what converter box you are FORCED to purchase.