DISH Launches dishNET Broadband

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  1. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Thread Starter Welcome To SatelliteGuys! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    DISH Launches dishNET Broadband, Bringing High-Speed Internet to Rural Americans With Slow or No Access

    ENGLEWOOD, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/27/12 -- DISH (NASDAQ: DISH)

    • New high-speed Internet brand offers affordable satellite Internet service nationwide starting at $39.99
    • Combine with DISH TV service for bundle pricing, convenient payment, installation and customer service options
    • 14.5 million underserved rural residents no longer need to wait for broadband build out

    DISH (NASDAQ: DISH), a leading national provider of satellite TV, is expanding the availability of its broadband service with the launch of dishNET, a high-speed Internet service via satellite nationwide. Available Oct. 1, dishNET offers customers the convenience of one bill, one installation, one customer service number and a $10 monthly discount when bundled with DISH's most popular TV programming packages.

    Ideal for rural residents underserved, or unserved, by wireline broadband, dishNET offers 4G-level speeds that are about 50 percent faster than the typical residential broadband connections in American homes. The affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service starts at $39.99 per month and is available with next-day installation.

    DISH's CEO Joseph Clayton is unveiling dishNET today at the flagship Cowboy Maloney's Electric City retail store in Jackson, Miss., the historic retail launch site of digital satellite TV and satellite radio services.

    "Today, we are launching a revolutionary consumer broadband service that delivers high-speed Internet available in metropolitan areas to rural markets nationwide," Clayton said. "With nearly one-in-four rural residents lacking a high-speed connection, reaching these underserved markets is vital. Our mission is to provide broadband at an outstanding value with fast speeds and large data plans."
    In Aug. 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported 19 million Americans lack access to high-speed Internet, including 14.5 million who live in rural regions. The FCC highlighted that 23.7 percent of rural residents lack broadband access.

    The dishNET satellite service offers rural residents download speeds up to 10 Mbps. These speeds are fast enough for typical Internet applications, including social media, telecommuting, music streaming, online video streaming and even Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

    "Many unserved and underserved markets are years away from a telco or cable broadband build out, but dishNET is available today," said Brian McIntyre, vice president of Broadband at DISH. "These services will have powerful, positive impacts for kids, educators, businesses, farmers and families -- no matter how far out of town they may choose to live."

    Living in the Jackson area, the first official dishNET family got a preview of the new service. Jeff Thigpen, father of five and a high school athletic director in Ridgeland, Miss., is now trying dishNET Internet and DISH TV service with the Hopper™ Whole-Home HD DVR.

    "We no longer have to worry about tethering a cell phone to our home computer to get on the Internet," said Thigpen. "Since my girls are required to do much of their high school homework online, dishNET will help them move much faster when submitting school work. In fact, one of my daughters says it's as fast as working on the computers at school."

    The dishNET brand leverages advanced technology and high-powered satellites launched from Hughes and ViaSat to provide broadband coverage nationwide. DISH will tailor its service to suit a customer's needs, location and budget. All services are sold, installed, billed and supported by DISH under the dishNET brand.

    Pricing, Packaging and Availability

    In rural and outlying suburban regions nationwide, dishNET satellite broadband starts at $39.99 per month (plus equipment fees) for 5 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload speeds and data plans of 10 GB, when bundled with DISH's popular America's Top 120™ or higher programming packages and with a two-year agreement. Combining dishNET with DISH TV saves $10 per month. Most satellite customers can upgrade to a 10 Mbps /1 Mbps plan available with 20 GB of data for $49.99 per month.

    Satellite broadband service includes five @dishNET.com email accounts, each with 2 GB of storage and an easy-to-configure online mail portal that combines web search, news, entertainment and weather updates.

    Installation is free for new and existing DISH TV customers when dishNET is bundled with DISH's television programming and $99 when ordered as a stand-alone service. Existing DISH satellite Internet customers can upgrade to the 5 Mbps or 10 Mbps speeds for $199.99.

    In addition to satellite Internet service, DISH's own competitive local exchange carrier will also fold its wireline broadband service into the dishNET brand. Urban and suburban residents living in a 14-state region and access high-speed Internet with 7 Mbps starts at $29.95 per month. Upgrade to 12 Mbps service for an additional $5 per month or 20 Mbps for an additional $10 per month. This service is available in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

    For more information on package details or to sign up for dishNET and DISH's pay-TV programming call 800-823-4929 or visit www.dish.com/dishnet.
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  2. meStevo

    meStevo SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    10 and even 20gb caps for home internet are kinda rough.

    Just from some gaming and a couple movies on Netflix I've downloaded 8gb in the last 3 days.
  3. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    I agree, that they kinda gotcha on that, but when you live in a place where it is either dial-up or HSI via Satellite, you learn to live with it. It beats the hell out of dial-up. ;)
  4. mdram

    mdram SatelliteGuys Family

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    with prices like that will they allow anything streamed from dish to be free? (not included in your data cap?)
  5. 21st Hermit

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    Besides not being able to leave SatelliteGuys with that link! :(
    Dish doesn't even have a page, took me here instead when I typed in the URL: http://www.dish.com/entertainment/internet-phone/

    Maybe on Oct 1st???
  6. empiretc

    empiretc Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    It would be cool if they had that clause as part of the bundled package. seriously doubt that would ever happen though.
  7. mdram

    mdram SatelliteGuys Family

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    never know, with the correct fee anything is possible
  8. garys

    garys SatelliteGuys Family

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    Extremely rare that Dish's site would have info before hand. It has hardly tried to be up to date most times. Maybe on Oct 1st???

    We can only hope.
  9. TheKrell

    TheKrell SatelliteGuys Guru Pub Member / Supporter

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    What happens when you try to exceed the cap?
  10. mdram

    mdram SatelliteGuys Family

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    charlie gets a new sportscar
  11. cave1376

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    Prices starting at $39.99, (plus equipment charges) how much more for equipment?
  12. JSheridan

    JSheridan Ground Control Pub Member / Supporter

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    And what's in the fine print of the 10GB package is that 5GB of that is 'anytime' usage and the other 5GB is 'bonus bytes' which you can only use from 2AM to 8AM. The other packages are half and half as well. Ouch!
  13. gpollock87

    gpollock87 SatelliteGuys Family

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    i think i'll stick with at&t dsl
  14. EatMyVolts

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    Satellite internet has and probably will always be for those who only can get dial-up. DSL or cable will always be a better buy, and without the issues of latency.
  15. dewzan

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    i have to pay $199 to upgrade from wildblue through dish while everyone else with dish gets it free? WTF?
  16. Tampa8

    Tampa8 SUPPORTING FOUNDER 9/8/2003 Pub Member / Supporter

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    As some are pointing out, it is a waste of time to compare this to anything but dial-up. There are thousands that only have those two choices, no DSL, no Cable. It is not meant to compete with anything but dial-up. Dial up costs almost nothing, but try loading today's pages with media or going to intensive sites routinely. This at least gives a choice, I can see someone paying the $39.99 and keeping dial-up too. Check email or simple things with Dial-up and surf with Satellite. The 2am requirement does seem restrictive. Could be used to download automatically while you are sleeping for some things.
  17. tyco2291

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    It's hughsnet we have 5 guys going down to the training center today to learn how to install it its just like the new wildblue just a different name
  18. stardust3

    stardust3 SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Will be interesting to see how they market this. I would bet the fine print will be the size of a grain of salt & lure many unsuspecting consumers into contracts who won't have any recourse by the time they hit their caps. Time will tell over the next few weeks.
    :popcorn
  19. Cold Irons

    Cold Irons Active SatelliteGuys Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    Exactly; nobody with cable/DSL access is going to use this.

    But if you can get a 3G cell signal, use it before you do any sort of satellite. Had Hughesnet for 2 years & would never go back. My Verizon 3G feeding my wireless network is so much faster. I have a dedicated line with a 20Gb cap, which sucks but I can live with it. Hughenet's cap was much more restrictive.
  20. tempVAdish

    tempVAdish Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I'm with some others on this... if you use BB@home, I'll bet they count towards your cap... now if the cap was only for non-Dish stuff, it'd be cool for some, but I can't justify the price for 2 extra MB download speed... guess I'll keep the DSL for now...

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