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Before switch, RTM provides DTV converter boxes to Seattle YWCA residents
Submitted by jonathan on Thu, 2009-06-11 15:48
On Thursday, June 11th, organizers of Reclaim the Media's Seattle DTV Assistance center partnered with the Seattle YWCA to distribute about 100 donated digital TV converter boxes to YWCA residents who were unable to apply for the government’s $40 coupon program through regular channels.
While apartment dwellers are nominally eligible for the coupons, the YWCA residents ran into trouble when the government's coupon distribution system failed to recognize the YWCA address as a residence.
The Seattle DTV Assistance Center, organized by Reclaim the Media in affiliation with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, was able to provide the YWCA residents with free converter boxes thanks to an equipment donation from Zenith/LG Electronics.
With just one day until the transition, DTV experts from Reclaim the Media and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights were on hand Thursday to offer YWCA families the donated converter boxes and antennas, and to help explain the how to install the equipment.