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NJCTA Provides Policy Briefing for Legislative Staff on Broadcast Digital Transition
8/11/2008

Trenton, NJ - Recently, New Jersey Cable Telecommunications Association Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Policy Kate Tasch hosted a special policy briefing on the upcoming broadcast digital transition for New Jersey legislative staff.

The event, held in Union, NJ at the local Comcast facility, was well attended with staff representing seven local elected officials in attendance.

Joining Tasch at the policy briefing were staff from the offices of Senator Kean, Senator Scutari, Senator Weinberg, Senator Ruiz, Assemblyman Coutinho, Assemblyman Munoz, and Assemblywoman Spencer.

A congressional mandate has set February 17, 2009 as the official date for all broadcasters to convert their analog, over-the-air television signals to an all-digital format.  During the briefing Tasch helped attendees better understand what the transition means for their constituents and provided answers for the questions that may be asked of New Jersey legislators about the upcoming change.  Click here for more information about the broadcast digital transition.

One particularly useful facet of the briefing offered legislative offices information about how they can help constituents order discount coupons for converter boxes.  If a constituent comes into a legislative field office, staff members are allowed to go online with them to help them order the discount coupons.

To learn more about this and to participate in one of the three remaining briefings, please click on the preferred location below to RSVP.

PLEASE NOTE, BRIEFINGS ARE FOR LEGISLATIVE STAFF ONLY.  THEY ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

August 13, 2008, 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT, Comcast Operations Center, Vineland, NJ

August 19, 2008, 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT, Cablevision Headend, Parsippany, NJ

August 21, 2008, 2:00 - 4:00 pm EDT, Comcast Regional Headquarters for New Jersey, East Windsor, NJ

When we receive your RSVP we will confirm your reservation to attend and provide directions to the facility and additional information as needed.

If you have questions about the policy briefings or would prefer to RSVP by phone, please feel free to call the NJCTA offices at (609) 392-3223.

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