Sorry, your previous post was worded in a way that made it sound like you agreed with my accurate information.
What matters is what it means, and I don't think we agree on that. My point was that the law does not require letters to white area subs, only grade B subs, and you seem to have taken exception to that.
They MUST be subscribed to locals and distants as of enactment. If they didn't have locals taking locals loses their distants. If locals were not available and now become available the subscribers can't take them or they lose their distants. If subscribers did not have distants they can't get them if locals are available in their market.
Under SHVERA, there can be no NEW distants subs in LIL areas (unless they get a waiver), but in most cases, people who already have distants can "continue to get" them, even if locals are available and even if they subscribe to locals.
That's your opinion. Have you actually read the law in context or are you basing your opinion on the posts of others, intuition, or high hopes that you won't lose distants?
I'm curious, do you deliberately choose your language to be ambiguous?
Bottom line: Distants are NOT REQUIRED to be offered by the satellite providers, and for the time being they do not seem to be selling them. So regardless of your understanding or my understanding of SHVERA, it comes down to the fact that you can't get distants unless the satellite providers offer them.
The lack of distants in the address brokers seem to make their interpretation obvious.