December 24th, 2012
Occasionally, rental properties or homeowners associations (HOAs) tell our customers theyâ€™re â€œnot allowedâ€ to have a satellite antenna. This is not always the case.
In fact, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Over-the-Air Reception Devices (OTARD) Rule to regulate and protect your choice of TV providers.
In most instances, you are allowed to have a DISH antenna provided you meet the following criteria:
If you feel that you meet these minimum requirements or if you have questions regarding the OTARD Rule, contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (225-5322) or visit the FCC’s page about the OTARD Rule. The FCC can determine whether or not your right to choose a TV provider is being unlawfully denied and help you resolve the issue.
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