Dish Teams Up With Iowa Telco (1 Viewer)


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Dec 3, 2003
This might be good for folks that live in that aera.

Iowa Telecom Announces Strategic Partnership with EchoStar
Tuesday May 2, 6:18 pm ET

NEWTON, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2006--Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (NYSE: IWA - News) and EchoStar Communications Corporate (NASDAQ: DISH - News) today announced a strategic partnership to provide EchoStar's DISH Network(TM) digital satellite TV to Iowa Telecom customers. The relationship allows Iowa Telecom to offer customers multi-channel digital TV as part of its bundled service offerings, all on a single bill.

Iowa Telecom will bundle its voice and data services with nearly 200 entertainment, sports, news and children's channels, access to digital video recorders (DVR), high-definition (HD) programming and a wide selection of interactive programming.

"We're excited to offer DISH Network services as part of Iowa Telecom's bundle of services," said Alan L. Wells, president and chief executive officer of Iowa Telecom. "This agreement puts Iowa Telecom in a strong strategic position to compete with other service providers in our markets by putting in place the video component of a 'triple play' offering of telephone, television and broadband."

Customers will be able to contact Iowa Telecom to order DISH Network service, schedule installation and inquire about monthly billing. Installation and technical support will be handled by DISH Network.

"We're very pleased with this opportunity to offer DISH Network services as part of Iowa Telecom's bundle of services," said Thomas Stingley, senior vice president, Alliance Management for DISH Network. "Broadband, telephone and television bundles make DISH Network even more competitive in relation to the cable companies, benefiting customers who have been searching for a cable alternative."

About Iowa Telecom

Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. (d/b/a Iowa Telecom) is a telecommunications service provider that offers local telephone, long distance, Internet, broadband and network access services to business and residential customers. Today, the Company serves over 440 communities and employs over 600 people throughout the State of Iowa. The Company's headquarters are in Newton, Iowa. The Company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IWA. For further information regarding Iowa Telecom, please go to and select "Investor Relations." The Iowa Telecom logo is a registered trademark of Iowa Telecommunications Services, Inc. in the United States.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH - News) serves more than 12 million satellite TV customers through its DISH Network(TM), the fastest growing U.S. provider of advanced digital television services in the last five years. DISH Network offers hundreds of video and audio channels, Interactive TV, HDTV, sports and international programming, together with professional installation and 24-hour customer service. Visit EchoStar's DISH Network at or call 1-800-333-DISH (3474).


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Aug 16, 2004
Raleigh, NC
Old news in most of the country...

SBC (now AT&T) has been doing this for quite a long time in my area of Texas. Glad to see this is finally hitting the more rural parts of the country.


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