And that is what matters. I could post the whole section of USC but as long as you and I agree that it says what I said it said it's just a waste of typing.
Most everywhere in the country is in a DMA (the exception being portions of Alaska). White areas are geographical points outside the Grade B of ALL stations of a particular network, regardless of if they are in the customer's DMA or not. What has changed is that White Area residents in DMAs where their locals are offered will not be able to get distants in the future (their only option is their own DMA's locals). White Area residents in DMAs where locals are not offered CAN, for the time being, get distants. But they lose distants if they subscribe to locals when they do become available. The goal of SHVERA is that no customer in a DMA with locals offered can continue to get distants.
I take it the only purpose for distants in the future is for DMAs missing one of the major networks.
Also, are you saying that a DMA where locals are not yet available can freely subscribe to distants now with no waivers, but will have them replaced with their locals in the future?