Apparently copying/pasting the link results in the same results that attempt to get the viewer to subscribe. Googling the phrase (for some reason ) will lead one to the article. To copy/paste the article would take up a lot of room here (should I be concerned about that on a 75 page thread? :lol And I'm not sure if that is some copyright breach. Fudpucker, it is indeed amazing what the ego will drive one to do. If my husband and I made such poor business decisions as Ergen, we would be bankrupt by now. But, then again, we don't have multi-millions with which to "play"! I was looking (hoping) for a settlement all along that would restore carriage. We've been very happy with Dish otherwise. My best case scenario is that my patience will be rewarded, and I willl have substantial savings on my sat bill secondary to the perks Dish gave to retain me.