Since so many people have difficulty obtaining waivers for distant locals, I assume it must be legal for our local stations to deny us access to HD programming. I contacted the FCC about this but their response was, “we cannot provide legal advice.” Legal or not, it doesn’t seem right that a company can arbitrarily deny us the ability to get HD content. Because I live in a mountainous area an antenna does not work. A dish is my only alternative and neither Dish nor DTV have any info or time line for getting the big four networks here. Any lawyers out there? I'll step down off my soapbox now.