Bush budget includes $20 million for DTV education

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The Bush Administration budget includes an extra $20 million for DTV education, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The money would go to the FCC for DTV awareness efforts. In its original DTV transition bill, Congress only set aside $5 million for consumer education, to be administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The total $25 million federal outlay “is far too little to educate a nation of 300 million people,” said John Dingell (D-Mich), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The government “should not be attempting this transition on the cheap.”