Dish Meets FCC Deadline for 5G Network Coverage
Jun 16, 2023, 12:11 PM by Rich Brome
Dish Network claims that it has met this month's deadline imposed by the FCC to cover 70% of the US population with its new, built-from-scratch 5G network. The company has been aggressively building out its network across the country, building over 15,000 new cell sites in 50 markets. The network is available to customers of Project Genesis, as well as Boost Mobile and Boost Infinite customers with compatible devices (band 70 is unique to Dish's new 5G network and necessary for full 5G coverage with Dish.)
Sep 15, 2021
T-Mobile phones will soon display a new icon in the status bar to indicate when they are connected to 5G in a higher frequency band that offers faster data speeds. The icon will appear first on the newest iPhones, and the company is working with phone makers "to include this update on as many devices as possible".
Mar 8, 2021
Dish is acquiring Republic Wireless and its 200,000 customer relationships. This will help grow Dish's customer base beyond Boost customers.
Jul 19, 2021
Dish has struck a 10-year deal to use AT&T's network to provide service for Dish's mobile customers. Dish's mobile brands include Boost Mobile, Ting, and Republic Wireless.
Aug 10, 2021
By the end of September, Dish Network will launch a 90-day "beta" of its own 5G network covering Las Vegas. Anyone interested in participating is invited to sign up at the company's "Project Geni5is" web site.