"NPS is discontinuing all C-Band programming effective midnight on December 26, 2010"
It almost seems to indicate that all C-Band transmissions are going to go dark. I'm willing to bet money that on December 27th, there will still be programming to watch on C-Band, such as RTV, Nasa, PBS, Multiple radio feeds, Ion TV, CW, NBC, ABC, CBS, A-TV Atlantic, EWTN, Huskervision, and more... Plus... SkyVision/SRL have the 410 package that I know for sure will still be running.
It's a scare tactic used in marketing. SRL is also saying things along this line when I spoke with them on the phone yesterday. SRL was saying all the satellites will go away. Why is there going to be an explosion on the sun that will take out every bird except AMC-18? LOL
They want people to fear, that way they can sell the products. We have the answer even if it's snake oil..
Kinda reminds me of when Oklahoma still allowed smoking in restaurants. Many restaurants would mix the smoking & non-smoking tables all up together instead "this half" & "that half", which I never understood.
As a non-smoker who didn't care for the burn in my throat with my dinner, I'd always choose a "smoking" table. I figured that was just one less table to generate smoke. Plus, that usually put me side by side with a couple of non-smoking tables.
Sorry to get off of the topic, but your trick of wasting an NPS CSR's time like that is kinda the same trick. LOL.