Dish and Sprint?

EarDemon

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Nah, I'd rather have decent cell phone coverage. OTA TV can go away forever. Don't need any more Law & Orders, Chicago shows, lame sitcoms, boring procedurals or PBS beg-a-thons cluttering up the airwaves.
 

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Nah, I'd rather have decent cell phone coverage. OTA TV can go away forever. Don't need any more Law & Orders, Chicago shows, lame sitcoms, boring procedurals or PBS beg-a-thons cluttering up the airwaves.
Point is, lower frequencies aren't useful
for the cell companies. And depending on where you live, OTA picture quality can be of very high quality. And PBS isn't bad either.

Ask the Canadians how they feel about having lost most of their OTA stations.

OTA is still very much alive and usage is increasing in the US.
 

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The picture quality may be high quality, but the programming sure isn't. I watch more original programming on Cinemax alone then I do on all of the OTA networks combined.

As for PBS, since everyone preaches a la carte and paying for only the content you want, I will gladly take a tax refund for the amount of money my paycheck goes toward the corporation for public broadcasting, since I'd rather gouge my eyes out with a fork then tune into that channel.
 

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I will gladly take a tax refund for the amount of money my paycheck goes toward the corporation for public broadcasting, since I'd rather gouge my eyes out with a fork then tune into that channel.
I'm fine with the Feds defunding PBS, because most DMA's PBS stations wouldn't be affected. They're well funded by local folks and private entities (which is the way it should be).
 

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I guess I'd rather pay the ~17 cents per month (my best estimate based on my income and the CPB federal funding levels) and have a better educated and cultured populace, especially in the places that don't get great local funding because the population is poor and rural. They already have limited access to free educational and cultural content due to where they live. I am thinking of places like central NY. My mom substitute teaches there, and it is truly sad how little those kids (and their parents for that matter) get exposed to anything educational outside of school. Yes, my local PBS station could probably survive without their share of the pie, but many could not:

CPB Support for Rural Stations

I know I benefitted greatly from PBS growing up in rural Central NY.
 

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