One of the country’s largest cable providers, Comcast, created a stir Thursday afternoon when it was reported that the Big Ten Network had been dropped from its service.

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Brendan F. Quinn of The Athletic originally tweeted that a Comcast representative had confirmed the drop, telling him it was an announcement that could be found on the last page of his bill. Quinn’s tweet spread widely among Big Ten fans in disbelief that the carrier would no longer offer the conference’s network.

The conference-wide confusion calmed a bit once Comcast made it clear that the drop would only affect those who do not live in Big Ten states. While this is good news for those who live within the Big Ten footprint, it’s still bad news for alumni and fans who live in other regions of the country. The network currently boasts of reaching more than 60 million homes across the country.