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How is eligibility for DNS determined?

Unlike LIL, where eligibility is market based (ZIP code plus county), your eligibility to receive DNS Service is determined through a two step process.

First, we check whether you're eligible under the “no distant where local” rule. That rule states that DIRECTV cannot sign up new DNS service where it offers the same level of local service unless it receives a waiver from the appropriate local station. More specifically, in the markets where DIRECTV offers LIL it cannot sign up new DNS subscribers at all.

If you're eligible under the "no distant where local" rule, we still have to check whether you're also eligible based on your physical home address. If your location is not predicted to receive a sufficiently strong signal, it is considered to be “unserved” and DIRECTV can provide DNS service. If your location is predicted to receive a sufficiently strong signal from your local station, you'll be eligible for DNS service only if that station grants a waiver.

To see if you are eligible to receive DNS Service or to check the status of a waiver request, please use this Local/Network Availability tool.

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