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COMMISSIONER McDOWELL TO VISIT McALLEN, TX AS PART OF EXTENSIVE NATIONWIDE INITIATIVE FOR DTV OUTREACH

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January 7, 2009
Brigid Calamis, 202-418-2200
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COMMISSIONER McDOWELL TO VISIT McALLEN, TX AS PART OF EXTENSIVE

NATIONWIDE INITIATIVE FOR DTV OUTREACH

Visit is Part of Nationwide Tour Focusing on Markets with High Levels of Over-the-Air
Television Viewers
Washington, DC FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell announced he will visit McAllen, TX
to raise awareness on the transition to digital television. This visit is part of an extensive
nationwide initiative the Commission has launched to increase awareness about the upcoming
transition to digital television.

Monday, January 12, 2009

WHO:

Commissioner Robert McDowell

WHAT:

Press Availability on Transition to Digital Television

WHEN:

January 12, 2009, 10:30-11:00 AM

WHERE:

KTLM (TV), Telemundo
3900 North 10th Street, 7th floor, McAllen, Texas, 78501

The FCC identified target television markets for specific DTV outreach, including all those
markets in which more than 100,000 households or at least 15% of the households rely solely on
over-the-air signals for television.
In August 2008, Chairman Kevin Martin announced that the five FCC Commissioners and other
Commission staff will fan out to these and other markets to raise awareness and educate
consumers in the days leading up to the digital television transition on February 17, 2009.
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