tsunami2311 wrote: I thought Local channels are free of charge?? since when are we getting charged for them.
Ruraluser wrote: When i first became a subscriber i was told that locals ARE free due to my living more than 50 miles from local broadcasters. Due to my rural location and local terrain, the use of an outside antenna is not an option with digial broadcasts. Satellite is my only option to get local programming. I am concerned now that, today, our local ABC network is no longer available on dish. Should we lose all local broadcasters, we will have no way of getting severe weather warnings or other safety warnings.
Ruraluser wrote: Unfortunately, cell is also not available. We have a landline and DSL, thank goodness.....otherwise we would be comepletely off the grid!