Dish Will Spend $1B on First Phase of Wireless Buildout

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Dish Network will spend up to $1 billion on Phase One of its planned wireless network buildout, reaching at least 70% of its licensed territory with a narrowband IoT offering that will transform the satellite TV company into a business that offers full connectivity.
The network will make its debut in time for Dish to meet a March 2020 federal deadline to make the wireless network available to at least 70% of its licensed territories, part of the requirement for obtaining the licenses in the first place. But Dish chair Charlie Ergen said its wireless offering won’t be a simply cellular and data network, instead offering connectivity across platforms and devices and supporting the “Internet of Things.”

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What does all this mean in a nutshell? Is DISH going into the cell phone business? Will this help folks that live out in the country have faster Internet service?.
 
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Its not cell service . Internet of things is everything connected to the internet. Think of all of the ways this service is going to connect with everything around you . Cars , phones, computers. Entertainment. All those little Alexa dots that need to call Home. I think it’s a excellent way to use the service. There are plenty of cell companies available .Dish is going the right direction .
 
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Curious to see how they will set up a fee structure. It should be like your ISP now. Pay for access and bring all of your devices.
 
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What Dish really wants is to be taken over by Verizon or T-Mobile, or any existing wireless company. So far they haven't shown much interest.
 
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thats alot of work for 2 years, hope they have the hardware on order
 
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....The network will make its debut in time for Dish to meet a March 2020 federal deadline to make the wireless network available to at least 70% of its licensed territories, part of the requirement for obtaining the licenses in the first place.....l
Where are these "licensed territories"?
 

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