Dish to launch its own satellite broadband network2012.08.16 13:47 by Daniela
Keywords: Dish, satellite, broadband, network
Dish Network is reportedly launching a proprietary, nationwide satellite broadband network. While Dish already offers satellite broadband to select areas as part of a partnership with communications company ViaSat, the new service would utilize a satellite recently launched by Dish sister company EchoStar, people familiar with the matter say.
However, Dish may need a partner for the new venture:
Separately, Dish Network is waiting on a decision by the Federal Communications Commission on its request to re-license satellite spectrum for earthbound use. Approval from the FCC will allow Dish Network to pursue launching its own mobile service or partner with a telecom operator seeking additional airwaves.
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