FCC Asks For More DTV Call Center Funding


The FCC is going to need some $10 million dollars more from the National Telecommunications & Information Association for its DTV transition call center.
That is according to Andrew Martin, FCC chief information officer. Currently the commission has enough money to fully staff its call centers--4,000 trained operators--only for three or four days past the June 12 cut-off date, but predicts it may need them for another week or so.
NTIA has $25 million that it could transfer to the FCC, but will need to do that within the next nine days. The FCC has already requested the extra money.