Dish Network® To Offer Fiber Solution For Multiple Dwelling Units (1 Viewer)

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DISH NETWORK® TO OFFER FIBER SOLUTION FOR MULTIPLE DWELLING UNITS

First Satellite System in MDU Space to Bring Fiber to End User

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – April 28, 2008 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced the launch of the nation’s first fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) satellite TV programming solution for multiple dwelling units (MDUs). Called the DISH Optical Network, the system has the capacity to deliver up to 400 high-definition programming channels to each DISH Network subscriber over a single strand of fiber optic cable.

“This is truly a breakthrough in programming delivery in the MDU space,” said Brian Yohn, vice president of Commercial Services. “Not only does the system require minimal wiring, but also it’s more affordable and offers residents access to DISH Network’s complete programming lineup.”

The DISH Optical Network base system supports up to 128 subscribers within an MDU and is scalable to support thousands of subscribers as required. Each DISH Network subscriber within a DISH Optical Network MDU can have up to six standard DISH Network receivers, including the award winning HD DVR.

“This DISH Optical Network system is ideal for low- to mid-range sized properties or properties that wish to have multiple video providers and require an equipment investment model that is based on guaranteed subscribers,” said Yohn. “Plus, with a capacity to deliver up to 400 HD channels to each subscriber, the DISH Optical Network ensures residents can enjoy all DISH Network’s great HD offerings, and receive more HD channels when they’re launched.”

The addition of DISH Optical Network, which will be available in production quantities later in 2008, expands DISH Network’s already robust distribution offerings for MDU customers. DISH Network’s L-band solution works well in a garden-style community while its SMATV and QAM systems can be utilized for high-rise buildings and universities. EchoStar’s ViP-TV model is able to support rural communities.

For more information about the DISH Optical Network or other MDU services, visit DISH Network.
 

dlsnyder

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They announce this as if Dish has plans to EVER offer 400 HD channels. It can only carry what Dish puts up on the satellites, unless they partner with someone else for internet and other services. Doesn't sound like it will be much competition for FiOS, or even cable for that matter, for a complete "triple play" solution via fiber.
 

cmcnabb

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They announce this as if Dish has plans to EVER offer 400 HD channels. It can only carry what Dish puts up on the satellites, unless they partner with someone else for internet and other services. Doesn't sound like it will be much competition for FiOS, or even cable for that matter, for a complete "triple play" solution via fiber.

It will be ideal for apartment complexes that lack both cable and FIOS capability, of which there are many in my neck of the woods.
 

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To whoever may be interested in servicing a MDU in Woodbridge, NJ:

If you want to contact me with more details on this, drop me a private message. I am the president of the board of trustees of a MDU with 19 buildings, 12 units on each building.
 

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