Consumer activists have criticised the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)'s decision to sharply increase the subsidy on its digital TV conversion scheme, saying the state could lose money.
The Foundation for Consumers criticises the planned handout of discount coupons to 22 million households inviting them to upgrade to a digital TV set or buy a set-top box as the country moves in to the digital TV era. Thiti Wannamontha
We are concerned the [subsidy coupon] scheme may benefit business operators, rather than consumers," said Saree Aongsomwang, secretary-general of the Foundation for Consumers (FFC).
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