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FCC Deals a Blow to Dish Network's Network Plans

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Mar 3, 2012, 11:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Federal Communications Commission denied to grant Dish Network a preliminary waiver which would have allowed it to move forward with plans to build its own wireless network. Instead, the FCC decided to conduct a formal investigation into Dish's request, a process which could take until the end of the year. Dish wants to do something similar to what LightSquared tried to do: Use traditional satellite spectrum to create a terrestrial wireless broadband network. The FCC granted Dish approval to purchase $3 billion worth of spectrum, but said that a "rulemaking process will best serve the public interest and maximize the long-term value of the spectrum for the American economy." Dish is still hopeful that it will eventually win FCC approval, though the delay is a significant one.

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A fifth nationwide wireless provider IS best for the public FCC!!!!! tether Mar 3, 2012, 1:00 PM
 
 
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