In the not-too-distant future, AT&T will be delivering television programming to its DirecTV and U-verse TV customers over the internet instead of satellite or the variant of DSL its U-verse product uses.
Appearing at Morgan Stanley’s European Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, AT&T chief financial officer John Stephens told investors AT&T will be able to slash costs of television delivery by eventually retiring satellite service and rolling its U-verse TV into a single, self-installed, DirecTV set-top box product that will rely on very high speed broadband to operate properly.
Rural Americans will face the consequences of this transition. They are least likely to have suitable broadband service capable of supporting DirecTV’s streaming video service and could lose access to television altogether as AT&T (and Dish) retire their satellite fleets. That may be a small concern to AT&T, which has 25 million subscribers, the vast majority of which have access to broadband internet. Rural folk however do not have this high speed luxury. Internet companies will not invest the money needed to build the infrastructure needed for rural folk. The markets just not there.
Folk in rural America with DirecTV and Dish Network (also moving to streaming) will soon need to make a choice to continue TV entertainment. Rainier Satellite is aware of the impending doom coming for rural Americans as broadband TV platforms will not work.
Rainier welcomes rural Americans to get on board with our c band satellite service now to avoid any disruption of service. AT&T, DirecTV will begin slowly removing channels soon from the satellite platform to force migration to the streaming broadband service.
C band satellite’s always been rural American’s best friend from way back in the 1980’s. Many rural folks remember it and may still have up an idle big dish. If you do that’s great as that makes it easier to get it back up and running. We have all the parts to get it going again and hooked up with Rainier Satellite’s Ultimate HD TV service at our store here.
Rainier’s continued hard work and business agreements to grow our service will be the savior for many rural folk’s TV entertainment. If your in rural America, a small dish subscriber, and never looked into Rainier Satellite, maybe its time you do.
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