Why is there nothing on Dish's new internet offering? (1 Viewer)

whatchel1

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How come no one out at CES is reporting anything on the new internet offer from Dish?
DISH Network took the lid off plans to launch a satellite broadband service with ViaSat Communications this week at CES 2012 in Las Vegas. As part of its growing TV Everywhere campaign, the satellite provider will soon offer a high-speed internet product with 12 Mbps down/3 Mbps up speeds at a bundled price starting at $80 per month.
I find this out from Morning Bridge this morning not here. I'm disappointed in you guys. :confused:
 

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Sometimes there is too much information on here & easily overlooked.
 

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I want the info only on the high speed net not about a bundle package. I want to know more about is there only one package or are there different ones going to be available. So the press release thread is nothing more than a press release not showing us info on what is going on at CES. The site has gone hopper/Joey nuts and seems like they can't report much more than that.
 

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I want the info only on the high speed net not about a bundle package. I want to know more about is there only one package or are there different ones going to be available. So the press release thread is nothing more than a press release not showing us info on what is going on at CES. The site has gone hopper/Joey nuts and seems like they can't report much more than that.

OK, try this one...

More Details On ViaSat's New 12 Mbps 'Exede' Service - 7.5, 15 and 25 GB Monthly Usage Caps | DSLReports.com, ISP Information
 

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ars: " Dish Network and ViaSat to launch better-than-DSL speed satellite broadband"

[h=2]From ars:

Dish Network and ViaSat to launch better-than-DSL speed satellite broadband[/h] By Sean Gallagher | Published a day ago



In its battle for market share in satellite television, Dish Network is jumping to cross the digital divide by bundling a new broadband satellite Internet service with speeds that are faster than most DSL land-line services. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Dish CEO Joe Clayton announced a partnership with ViaSat that will allow the company to offer broadband service with download speeds as fast as 12Mbps and upload speeds of up to 3Mbps. Clayton said that the service would be available as part of Dish service bundles, starting at $79.98 a month.


The satellite broadband service opens up a potential market of 8 to 10 million customers in rural areas who currently can't get land-line broadband service, Clayton said. The broadband service is through ViaSat's Ka-band WildBlue, which is tied to the ViaSat-1 satellite—as such, it requires the installation of a second antenna.


Purpose-built for IP-based services, the ViaSat-1 has a network capacity of 140Gbps. ViaSat also offers the WildBlue service on its own, starting at $50 per month. Additionally, ViaSat will provide the service wholesale to the National Rural Telcommunications Cooperative.


With nearly nationwide coverage, including "spot beams" that cover Hawaii, the WildBlue service is competitively priced in comparison to DSL and other alternatives—especially those available in rural areas. The main downsides of the service are the high latency of satellite communications and the potential drop-off in network performance as the service becomes more popular. Ars will be getting a closer look at WildBlue from ViaSat on January 10.


The WildBlue bundle isn't the end of Dish's satellite internet ambitions. Clayton said the company plans to offer additional broadband services from its sister company Echostar/Hughes, with the planned launch of that company's JUPITER Ka-band satellite later this year.
 

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek: "Dish’s Ergen Presses FCC to Approve Proposed Wireless Network"

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[h=1]Dish’s Ergen Presses FCC to Approve Proposed Wireless Network[/h] January 09, 2012, 3:52 PM EST

By Todd Shields

Jan. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen urged U.S. regulators to approve his company’s plan for a nationwide high-speed network for wireless Internet devices.
Ergen met Jan. 6 with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and other agency officials, according to a filing by Dish posted today on the agency’s website.


Dish, the second-largest U.S. satellite-television provider behind DirecTV, asked the FCC in August for clearance to buy assets of DBSD North America Inc. and TerreStar Networks Inc. and for license waivers.
“Nothing in the record should prevent immediate approval,” Dish said in the filing posted today. The company proposes building a ground-based network to handle traffic for its new service, using airwaves formerly designated for satellite service.


Incumbent mobile providers say Dish’s proposed network may cause interference to other services, and have asked the FCC to consider Ergen’s proposal as part of a broad rulemaking on new uses of airwaves.
CTIA-the Wireless Association, with members including largest U.S. mobile providers AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless, asked for the rulemaking in an Oct. 17 filing. Dish is seeking waivers “that would appear to eviscerate” some restrictions on airwaves use, the association said.


The “application touches on important issues that should be addressed in a proceeding of general applicability, not in the limited context of a single party’s application,” the Washington-based trade group said.


Dish said a broad FCC inquiry would “only stymie” its plans by bringing “inevitable lengthy delays,” according to the company’s filing posted today.


--Editors: Michael Shepard, Andrea Snyder


To contact the reporter on this story: Todd Shields in Washington at tshields3@bloomberg.net


To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Shepard at mshepard7@bloomberg.net
 

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I want the info only on the high speed net not about a bundle package. I want to know more about is there only one package or are there different ones going to be available. So the press release thread is nothing more than a press release not showing us info on what is going on at CES. The site has gone hopper/Joey nuts and seems like they can't report much more than that.
Yeah, the link Bobby posted is also in the thread I pointed you to. ;) :D
 

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Thanks those small caps make it useless.
I actually track my usage. I have att dsl currently and my peak month (winter) I used 13Gb. I stream movies, voip, youtube and game online . My average from the last year is 8Gb a month. I won't actually get it because of the gaming latency but it's totally a comparable option to my dsl if I were an average user. What everyone forgets on this forum is that most of us are techie guru types with the latest and greatest. We only take up maybe 7% of the market. Most average consumers won't hit the 7.5Gb cap. And for the right price point ($30-$40). It is a VERY competitive product. As a retailer, it will definetly increase my revenue per rooftop. Especially because I wouldn't even consider selling wild blue before.
 

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Thanks those small caps make it useless.

I won't say useless, but certainly not as useful as it could be. I had satellite internet before and this is just more of the same poor service with the same cap issues satellite internet always has had. If anyone gets this that thinks that downloading VOD a lot is going to be a certain thing, I suspect they will be sorely disappointed.
 

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I won't say useless, but certainly not as useful as it could be. I had satellite internet before and this is just more of the same poor service with the same cap issues satellite internet always has had. If anyone gets this that thinks that downloading VOD a lot is going to be a certain thing, I suspect they will be sorely disappointed.
Speculating here - the new Hopper/Joey will be a good answer to this since your BIG 4 will automatically be on demand for 8 days without internet and blockbuster movie pass 500 most popular titles will also download into the hardrive without internet via regular dish feed.
 

samedaysatellite

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Me neither. Either way, as a retailer and not able to provide a bundle, I am pretty excited to see it. Heck I have alot of people that go to verizon 4g and they have a 5g cap. Those are the people that will benefit.
 

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