Originally Posted by MRM4
It's odd people with Comcast, DirecTV, and some Dish customers can still get WVLT, but everyone else can't get it.
Comcast receives the locals via fiber. In the past though DirecTV, Dish received them via OTA (according to what there engineer had said), however since this problem they may have had a fiber link setup due to the transmitter outage. I wouldn't be surprised though if DirecTV didn't already have both available, they like to have redundancy backup.
I'm assuming the other providers Charter, U-Verse, TDS all had fiber backups? Or were they out? I didn't see any reports for these providers. Apparently WOW didn't though since they were still out...
Not sure why only some Dish customers were out, unless they only had SD or only HD etc. I know Dish operates two arcs Eastern (our HD locals are located on this satellite) and Western (our locals are only in SD on this satellite) so maybe one was having trouble but the other wasn't? Not really sure...Edited by wvvolfan - 3/12/14 at 10:58am