extremely knowledgeable about Dish
I recently switched to Dish Network. It took almost a month to get an installation date, but I attribute that the change to digital TV in 2009. The installer that came to my house was from the East St. Louis area, working in Springfield to help the installers there complete all of their jobs. He brought a trainee with him that was also from East St. Louis. They were both very friendly and the main installer was extremely knowledgeable about Dish.
Dish was the only choice
Dish was the only choice. I had heard mostly good things about them, and when comparing their rates to Comcast's, it wasn't much of a competition. Dish blew them away.