Dominican government will compensate users affected by digital switchover

14 Mar 2014

Gideon Santos, the president of Dominican Republic’s telecoms regulator Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (Indotel), has revealed that the government will compensate users that must purchase decoders in order to receive digital terrestrial television (DTT) signals. According to a press release, the state plans to buy one million decoders to distribute among the population. Dominican Republic has scheduled the analogue switch-off for September 2015, and once the migration to DTT is completed, the government will tender the released frequencies for broadband and wireless services.