I am in a similiar situation, I live in North Georgia, But am not allowed to get Atlanta Locals. I have to receive Chattanooga Locals. Chattanooga is 45 miles away, Atlanta is 90. But, Atlanta has Local news that affects me more. I understand the reason for having "A viewing area" for commercial reasons. But here's my delima, I don't want to Drop the Chattanooga locals, I just want to PAY MORE and receive the Atlanta ones in addition to. I don't understand why this is not possible. Could someone from Dish please chime in regarding this issue. Also my Cable provider Charter includes BOTH., Atlanta is too far away for OTA, so that is not an option....Any opinions?