Senators Ask AT&T/DirecTV to Carry Local into Local

Four U.S. Senators are pushing AT&T/Direct TV to deliver local TV station signals on Direct TV to 12 rural communities across the country, including one in Alpena, that receive imported programming from affiliates in New York or Los Angeles.

The lawmakers wrote a letter (read here), saying their constituents are shortchanged by lack of access to local broadcasting and may miss vital public safety, weather, news and emergency information.

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