TV stations have Designated Market Areas. You are probably in the Indianapolis DMA, and the Indy stations forced Comcast to drop the out-of-market stations. There is nothing Comcast can really do, as the law gives stations that right.
Have you tried contacting that Lafayette station directly to see if they are still broadcasting and, if so, providing feed to Comcast? Maybe a local contract has expired.
Do you still get any other Lafayette stations (assuming there are any)?
It may have something to do with Byron Allen wanting to buy WTTV/WLFI. He and Comcast do not get along - and by "do not get along," I mean, he is suing Comcast for millions of dollars, claiming Comcast went back on an earlier deal to carry some of his stations, which he claims was a race-related move.
We need the local news and weather not Indy news and weather. We are starting to look at other options. time to dump comcast after more than 30 yearrs....
So what takes the Lafayette station out of the market?
They are still broadcasting. I have reported this to WLFI and am curious of their response.
I agree, it might be time to find an alternative to Comcast.