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pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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1/28/2015 | 10:34:57 PM
Re: Concern
@Phil_Britt,

Hmm. That's surprising. I'd think by now it wouldn't. But I guess it is signals traveling a long ways through many atmospheres.
Phil_Britt
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Phil_Britt,
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1/22/2015 | 1:28:09 PM
Re: Concern
pcharles,

 

Storms may not be as bad on satellite transmissions as they once were, but friends with satellite (no cable option) routinely, but not always, have issues during storms.
pcharles09
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pcharles09,
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1/22/2015 | 11:59:53 AM
Re: Concern
@Phil_Britt,

I was told that with advancements made in satellite technology, storms aren't so detrimental to signals. Is that untrue?
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Phil_Britt,
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1/22/2015 | 11:32:06 AM
Re: Concern
The performance question with satellite is huge, particularly in areas like the Midwest that are subject to thunderstorms. Losing entertainment programs is one thing, but losing the Internet is something else.
pcharles09
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1/18/2015 | 5:21:01 PM
Re: Concern
@danielcawrey,

Absolutely. No one wants to deal with extra equipment. Then there's also performance issues based on location.
MikeP688
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1/18/2015 | 4:02:11 PM
Re: Concern
Tough is a "Good word".   Cord Cutting (which we have deliberated quite a bit here) is going to continue in a major way and we'll see further consolidations--the question is whether the FCC will be able to stay ahead of the "curve" as developments persisit. 
danielcawrey
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1/18/2015 | 1:53:07 AM
Concern
I can understand why Dish would be concerned about the merger. Already, they are probably under a lot of pressure to keep and also gain subscribers. I think satellite is a much tougher sell than cable these days. 


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