Been awhile - had some issues to deal with - but I'm back now.
Had an interesting discussion today about DirecTV - ALEC member - DirecTV.
DirecTV putting those ugly dishes on top of every roof they can and then - - - abandoning them.
True story -
Person I work with bought a house that had a DirectTV dish on the roof. They wanted a higher level of service - so DirecTV comes out to put a new dish on their roof. While they are there my collegaue asks them to remove the old dish
- DirecTV says no and leaves.
Now my co-worker climbed up on the roof - removed the older dish
and is still trying to figure out what in the hell they are going to do with the DirectTV dish.
How in the hell do you get rid of that?
Next story -
I just bought a new home and guess what - the former owners had DirecTV and I don't want it.
Guess what - DirecTV won't come out and remove their damn dish
- even though the previous owners told them to disconnect and remove it.
I can't - repeat - can't, climb a ladder and remove that f#cking dish from my roof.
I would have to hire someone to do it.
Both my co-worker and I have been left holding the dish for a company that should be responsible for their own crap.
It is DirecTV equipment - they should be required to remove it and recycle it.
What a racket -
DirecTV puts that trash on top of a house and then they claim no responsibility for it.
DirecTV makes the current owner responsible for discarding DirectTV's piece of technology.
What about the people who can't climb up on the roof and remove the dish themselves
- the dish will be an ugly piece of crap in the neighborhood forever.
- the trashy obsolete dishes will continue to prolifierate
across the neighborhood and city and
they aren't responsible for the very crap they put up.
Pretty soon there will be ugly DirecTV dishes poking out from every nook and cranny
- across the neighborhood and city
- because the government has no regulation for this
- cause the government is run by DirectTV's best buddy
- the pro-corporate, anti-consumer, American Legislative Exchange Council.
ALEC has bills that
thwart local control by prohibiting city and county governments from establishing municipal broadband
thwart local control by prohibiting city and county governments from control over height or siting of cell towers
So - - - why wouldn't there be legislation letting DirecTV leave their trash around the country.
ALECer DirecTV Spreading Trash Across USA
Found this thread - this morning , about DirecTV not taking down their satellites.
They are basically ruining your roof when they put it up - and don't want to be held liable for the leaking and damage when they take it down.
They consider their dish "obsolete" by the time you don't want the service anymore - so they don't want the satellite back.
What a bunch of a$$holes at DirecTV - littering the US with their trash for a profit.