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  •  Thanks for that excellent reply (4+ / 0-)

    Question about Vermont TV markets: Do all cable systems show Burlington TV? I am guessing in the old days, southern Vermont may have been more in the Pittsfield (UHF) or/and Albany TV markets, but cable has changed everything. Do you get much New York or/and Boston TV via cable up there?

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    by MichaelNY on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 08:07:26 PM PDT

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    •  Most of VT now has Burlington cable/satellite (4+ / 0-)

      The Bennington area gets spillover from Albany but my understanding is that the Burlington/Plattsburgh stations are also now available there as well. In the Windham County/Brattleboro area, the local cable/satellite providers carry a combination both of Burlington, Boston, and Manchester (NH) stations.

      But other than those two southern counties, the local channels available via cable/satellite are all the Burlington/Plattsburgh market (there is a NBC broadcast affiliate in White River Junction, but it is only a relay for the Burlington/Plattsburgh NBC station broadcast).

      In a rural state like Vermont, satellite (Dish Network and Direct TV) has broader reach than cable in most areas, so the stations they carry as their local broadcast options are incredibly important.

      Once social change begins,it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read...You cannot oppress people who are not afraid anymore.

      by terjeanderson on Tue Aug 02, 2011 at 08:43:21 PM PDT

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