I for one, am glad that Dish Network said no to a 50% rate hike. The country is in a major recession and has been for two years. Retail businesses are closing right and left because people don't have any extra cash to spend on non-essentials. You've got to remember - it's only television. The sky won't fall because we don't have a few rarely watched channels that aren't really worth paying more for. Fox makes a boatload of money off of the advertising they sell on their channels. Hitting up the end user with rate hikes is just being greedy.