DTV Consumer Education Workshop Nov 8

FCC TO HOLD SERIES OF DIGITAL TELEVISION CONSUMER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

FCC Announces Dates for the First Two Focusing on Seniors and Minority/Non-English Speaking Consumers

Washington, DC -- The Commission will be hosting additional DTV workshops during the next sixteen months that will focus on communities that have been identified as being likely to be disproportionately impacted by the transition and least aware of it. These communities include seniors, minorities and non-English speakers, people with disabilities, low-income earners, and those living in rural areas. This year we will be hosting the following two workshops that will address issues related to seniors as well as minority and non-English-speaking consumers:

The first workshop, on November 8, 2007, will address issues related to ensuring that seniors are prepared for the DTV transition.

The second workshop, on December 4, 2007, will address issues related to ensuring that minority and non-English-speaking consumers are prepared for the DTV transition.

The workshops will be held at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th St., SW, Washington, DC, in the Commission Meeting Room, and will be webcast live from the FCC’s website, www.fcc.gov. A complete agenda for each workshop will be released soon.

For more information, please contact Pam Slipakoff at (202) 418-7705, pam.slipakoff@fcc.gov, or Lauren Patrich at (202) 418-7944, lauren.patrich@fcc.gov

http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-277190A1.doc