From the investor advice website Motley Fool comes this story today How DISH Betrayed Customers To Strike A Deal With CBS: This is, of course, the real loss for Dish. A sales pitch that essentially says "unlike other DVR's in a few days to a week after a show airs, the Hopper can automatically skip commercials" isn't much of a sales pitch. The article suggests Dish's "satellite-less TV service delivered over the Internet" might offset this, but then notes that while the Disney/ABC/ESPN deal included significant streaming rights, CBS only agreed to continue talking all the while cranking up its CBS All Access streaming service. One has to wonder how competitive Dish will be by 2020. In my situation, I don't see how we could use any Dish streaming service without our Comcast internet. Using the Comcast Xfinity data usage calculator it is clear that we would be limited to about 30 hours of streaming HD a month without running up against the theoretical (now suspended) 250 GB per month streaming limit which I have to assume remains a significant per customer number that Comcast Xfinity is evaluating. Of course, for the rest of my life that limit may remain suspended.