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FCC Offering Coupons for Special Converter Boxes

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UNITED STATES--On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) started accepting requests for $40.00 dollar coupons to help television owners buy special converter boxes. The devices convert digital signals into analog signals.

On February 19th, 2009, the television industry is scheduled to complete it's overhaul from analog to digital broadcasting.

Each household can request up to two coupons. Each coupon is valued at $40.00 dollars. The boxes are expected to cost consumers between $50-75.00 dollars each.

You can request coupons online. Click on "On-Air Links" on kndu.com or kndo.com for the website.

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