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December 16, 2011

LTE - 3 letters on Cable ONE story

DUNCAN — It’s all about getting our DMA changed

To the Editor:

So this is my understanding of the situation we (Duncan and Marlow) are in. We are in Wichita Falls viewing area, therefore the cable company must carry the Wichita Falls channels and do not have to carry OKC channels.

What needs to happen is the FCC needs to change our DMA so OKC is our viewing area, which will make the OKC channels must carries, and then the cable company has to carry those channels if they are available.

So as you saw at the council meeting on Tuesday whom you need to contact is your legislators and ask them what they can do about getting our DMA changed. Voice your concerns, just be realistic. They don’t want to hear your classroom not being on the news. (You have a school channel, if you want your classroom on TV talk to your administrator).

If we can get the DMA changed, this will no longer be an issue. The issue then will be if the cable company will carry or drop the Wichita Falls channels.

Mayor Brown said if they don’t do what we want, don’t use them as service providers. So I’m guessing that it’s the same for him, if we don’t get what we want, we won’t buy cars here anymore. We can get our sprinklers and fences done by someone else also.

I think the cable company has been good for the city of Duncan and the residents. They do pay the city revenue, they support our schools and they support our local charities. Have you ever heard of Dish doing any of that? I have not.

All of this blame and threats will get us nowhere. We need to get our DMA changes, so let’s figure out how to get that done.

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