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Dish launches satellite broadband on October 1st

09/27, 12:17pm

Service hopes to bring broadband to rural US

Dish Network is set to launch its nationwide satellite broadband service in the US. Called dishNET, the service is a collaboration between Dish, ViaSat and Hughes, and hopes to offer the 14.5 million rural residents under-served by DSL and cable internet providers a satellite broadband connection, claimed to be as high as 10Mbps.

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Court approves Dish's $1.38b buyout of TerreStar

07/08, 5:55pm

4th deal this year for Dish founder Charlie Ergen

A US Bankruptcy Court in NY has approved Dish Network's proposed purchase of TerreStar. The deal has been valued at $1.38 billion. The main asset that Dish will be getting is the bankrupt satellite communications provider's 20MHz of wireless spectrum.

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Dish the only bidder for TerreStar as MetroPCS gives up

06/28, 1:25pm

Dish now near certain buyer for TerreStar

Dish Network's hopes to buy out TerreStar may have come true as reports have surfaced Tuesday that it's now the only bidder for the satellite smartphone creator. A deadline Monday night has passed with only a nearly $1.38 billion bid from Dish still around, giving it a near-certain win. Cellular carrier MetroPCS had considered a bid to get much-needed wireless spectrum, Reuters says, but has since backed out for unknown reasons.

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