I originally thought that grandfathered status was not transferable from one provider to another. However, I am aware of nothing in the code that states that. Second, it appears, based on the quote mentioned in the 2006 Court of Appeals decision, the courts believe that grandfathered status is transferable. If the grandfathered status is transferable, AAD could simply discontinue service and Dish could simply begin the identical service to the identical subscribers. This would require AAD to transfer to Dish the subscriber information demonstrating that each subscriber was eligible for the distant network service at the time that service was commenced.