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Letter from Ellen Filipiak

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by CATCRAW, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. joshjr

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    NOT TRUE! Read up on the new laws!
     
  2. Volatility

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    If thats the case they need to update what they have in the agent answer center cause if they are giving agents outdated info then that is a problem. Also remember it saying if one already receives a distant network from an earlier time zone, adding your locals will then require the satellite provider to cancel the DNS. This provision was included to placate local affiliates concerned about losing viewers because of time-shifting. I also remember being told by a TL the grandfather laws do not apply to dns. So I see this is untrue?
     
  3. joshjr

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    They do try to prevent someone from getting locals in an earlier time zone but the grandfathered status is you had to have DNS by the day the law went into affect and LIL not launched for your DMA yet. Then you were allowed to keep DNS if LIL was added later. Because this stuff is so confusing, people lose DNS all the time but that does not mean they have too.
     
  4. Volatility

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    Yes this stuff is very confusing.
     
  5. bjlc

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    thanks Josh.. I rest my case..
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    The FCC doesn't make laws. Congress does. If folks here wish to "take it up with the people making these laws," then they need to contact their Members of Congress, not the FCC.
     
  7. Volatility

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    That was probably the wrong choice of words, however it is most definitely FCC regulated on many things. For example lets say a customer lives in Fariview, NJ 07022 zip code, but wants to get locals from Carney's Point, NJ 08069. Per FCC regulations, DirecTV can not do that. Just like DirecTV can not provide DNS locals for customers who get locals readily available to them. I understand if they are grandfathered in they can, but other than that no sir.


    Edit: Lord Vader; reading comphresion is important . No where in this post does it state FCC makes laws. Congress makes laws. The FCC helps to regulate and enforce these laws. Also, this example is not incorrect. I stated in this example if a customer gets locals from area code 07022 they can not receive locals from the 08069 market. That is 100% correct.
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    Your example again is incorrect. The FCC does not make laws. Congress does. You don't seem understand that.

    If one cannot receive locals from another area, it is not because of what the FCC says; it's because of what the LAW says as written by Congress. The FCC merely carries out what Congress enacts into law.
     
  9. fleckrj

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    Congress makes laws. The FCC and other agencies make regulations. In this case, copyright law (Congress) is what enables the regulatation of the distribution of the signal (FCC). In some instances, agencies make regulations that are more restrictive than the law requires, but this is not one of them. The FCC cannot relax the regulation without violating the law, and they would not be able to get away with that for very long.
     

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