"A house Judiciary Committee draft of a SHVERA bill (now named the Satellite Home Viewer Digital Television Act) ... still contains language that would allow Dish Network back into the distant-signal business in exchange for delivering local TV station signals in all 210 Nielsen markets"
This draft would only give temporary but renewable authorization to Dish, and would put the courts in charge of enforcement.
More details, including that short-market stuff, in the article. Go read it!
Edit: Also found a link to the story about the Senate version of the bill: http://www.multichan...ink&rid=5207347
Edited by FTA Michael, 16 September 2009 - 10:59 AM.
Added Senate bill link