billhauer wrote: The technician told me this morning the local channels will be available when and if DISH and the provider come to an agreement. The local channels are all coming off a single satellite.
This is a Fairbanks area-wide problem. I can't believe you don't know about it.
This is related to the 'missing' channel 540, as noted in other threads. Sunday I do believe there was a problem with the spotbeam in Alaska, but my understanding is the rerouting of bandwidth has already corrected that. While I could indeed be wrong in that regard, I believe the tech should have done a little more than glance at it and say "see ya" because if it IS fixed and yet you still see it, you're probably going to need a tech. Hopefully one without oatmeal for brains, since we already know he was wrong about the 'dispute'...and if he was there TODAY and yet wasn't up to speed, he needs additional training.
If you have any information about the tech, especially name, I'd send a PM to one of the orange people so they can look into that.