Dish Looking to Follow in LightSquared's LTE Footsteps
Dish Networks has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to allow it to build a Long Term Evolution-Advanced 4G network using repurposed S-Band satellite spectrum it purchased from TerreStar. Dish has a 40MHz patch of spectrum and it is seeking the same exception granted to LightSquared by the FCC earlier this year to use the S-Band spectrum for terrestrial services. Dish believes that by offering mobile broadband it will be able to more effectively compete with other telco companies that can bundle voice, data, and video services together.
Jul 26, 2019
The US Department of Justice has given its blessing to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Several conditions — including a comprehensive deal with Dish intended to create a small fourth national carrier — have satisfied the federal government's anti-trust concerns.
Jan 19, 2018
The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed.
Jan 4, 2018
The FCC today released the text of its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality regulations. The FCC contends that the rules stifled innovation and investment in wired and wireless broadband.
Jun 8, 2018
The FCC this week laid out plans to ensure that the country has enough spectrum prepared for 5G service. The agency published new rules for millimeter wave spectrum in the 24 GHz and 37 GHz bands.
The FCC has now granted Verizon, US Cellular, and T-Mobile permission to expand their 4G network capacity by temporarily using radio frequencies that are licensed to other companies, but had been sitting unused prior to the current pandemic. The unusual move by the FCC will help support the unprecedented number of people suddenly using wireless broadband to operate from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
telco is desperate
lets just hope their broadband is better then their tv service