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Local TV Rants

A couple local readers send in these rants about local TV and local TV companies. Discuss/comment below.

Charlie send this in about Bend Broadband's newest service:

Today, being 10/7 I talked to a sales assistant at bendbraodband requesting that my silver package be bumped from 12 Mbps to the new offered 14 Mbps, seeing that it is "a free upgrade." Thats completely false. In order to upgrade they require you to buy a DOCSIS 3.0 even though a 2.0 can more than handle it. They're old Gold tier was 16Mbps. It makes no sense. The new modem is 79.00 outright. More BBB BS.
And Rod has a beef with how NFL Games are broadcast.
So the local Fox Station that is "Serving" Central has selected Seattle and Dallas as our local teams to show. As a 49er fan, I would love to watch a few games on TV. Yes, Bend broadband sucks, but dish sucks worse, as I'm sure you would agree.

To see how absurd this is, look at the broadcast map for NFL week 5: http://the506.com/nflmaps/ .

WTF? Can something be done?

I don't watch much NFL as I'm generally at the office on Sundays, but that URL is indeed interesting. Thanks for that, Rod.


Posted by Jake on 10/08/09 @ 11:14 PM
Posted in Interesting, Local | Permalink

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