- Sep 7, 2003
From FCC presses Dish Network on wireless buildout delays - DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) | Seeking Alpha
A letter from the FCC shows that Dish Network (DISH -2.1%) has missed milestone deadlines to build out a network based on a hoard of wireless spectrum, and as a result will face sooner deadlines to have the system ready.
Missing interim deadlines last year on the company's AWS-4 licenses and 700 MHz Lower E Block licenses means Dish will now need to offer signal coverage and service to 70% of the population of each license's service area (or 70% of the geographic area in the 700 MHz licenses' case) by March 7, 2020.
Then in May, Dish said it hadn't met interim deadlines for buildout of H Block licenses; its final construction deadline on those was accelerated by two years, to April 29, 2022.