Thanks. Obviously we are in a different world now with cable, satellite, IP services. They could technical originate from anywhere, with copyright being the restricting factor. What the Congress needs to address is orphaned counties like the Berkshires in streaming, cable, and satellite services.IIRC, I believe it was the 15 mile rule. So replacing 25 with 15 in all the above statements puts you on the nose. I also believe the COL had to have "A-grade" reception of its TV station, too. This was all changed amid the first round of broadcast deregulation in the mid-1980's. As a result, for example, WNET sold their TV studio in Newark (their COL) and consolidated operations in NYC. There has been so much more deregulation since then, that it's hard to keep up.
Senator Leahy was able to do this for VT, if you live anywhere in VT, you can receive Burlington stations in addition to those in you DMA via service provider. IP and others services should be allowed to sell us (in the Berkshires) Boston or Springfield stations so we have access to MA news on TV. Some would say it's irrelevant with the internet, but for someone used to getting their news on TV or watching irrelevant political ads, it is not.