Thank you FCC for once again unwittingly screwing the public again - and some people want these prople to run our healthcare system???
:up:up You gave a response that was much more than was due it.Why go political by bringing up healthcare? I'd love to respond, but no politics here.
But tell me, how did the FCC unwittingly screw the public again? Without any requirements, Dish wouldn't have to ever offer all the HD locals in any given DMA. With the percentage mandates Dish is forced to start offering them. Would your preference have been no mandate and therefore no requirement for the satellite companies to carry all HD locals in a DMA?
Dish has chosen to meet the requirements as cheaply as possible. But how is this the FCC's fault? Should they have written the rules to require that the biggest DMAs be added first? Specifying that would have pissed off those in the smaller DMAs.
If you want to blame anyone, the entity to blame here is Dish. They have chosen which DMAs to fill out to meet the rule requirements. If you're not happy with their choices, complain to them, don't bad mouth the FCC rule that means that eventually HD locals in DMAs will be complete.
I should also add that I only know about the rule based on what I've read here. It sounds like your complaint has more to do with there not being a mandate for Dish to offer all DMAs in HD by a given point; is that correct?
you go ricky! the already uplinked dmas that need a local imported. look for mississippi and nebraska and victoria tex. This distant legislation will now delay them.
Thanks Mike good idea. Finally someone knows what i'm talking about.
Shreveport, LA HD will be added in March about time! making plans to move back from Dallas
I saw where Shreveport will go HD in March. Can anyone tell me when Monroe, La. Will be added? I called the engineer at the station, he didnt know anything. Thanks for any reply.