Dish Network has long been known for its satellite TV service, but over the last year or so, the company has made a number of efforts towards branching out to become a true ISP. The company has also tried to break into the wireless world, as well — potential partnerships with T-Mobile, Google, and Clearwire have all been discussed at one point or another. The company is even trying to build out its own LTE network. Follow along with all of Dish's efforts here.
Dish Network attempts $25.5 billion Sprint merger
Proposed deal would create a single network for mobile, broadband, and TV
Dish Network planning nationwide 15Mbps satellite broadband for rural areas
Dish Network is planning to launch a new nationwide satellite broadband service providing speeds of up to 15Mbps to rural areas lacking reliable cable access.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS want Dish to give up half of its spectrum
Both MetroPCS and T-Mobile are urging the FCC to make Dish give up half of its wireless spectrum.
Dish negotiating with FCC on LTE buildout expectations, network could come in 2016
The FCC and Dish network work on the terms of Dish's LTE network buildout, which could roll out in 2016 or later.
Dish Network's spectrum shouldn't run into same GPS issues as LightSquared
Dish Network's plans to use satellite spectrum for an LTE network shouldn't run into the same issues as LightSquared, as the two run on different frequencies.
FCC denies Dish Network's waiver request for new LTE network
The FCC has rejected Dish Network's request for a waiver that would allow it to immediately move forward with a new LTE-Advanced cellular network.
Dish Network open to mergers and acquisitions in either direction
Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton has expressed interest in the company being acquired or being an acquirer. There is speculation that AT&T may attempt a takeover, or that Dish could link up with T-Mobile.
Dish to sell bundles with ViaSat satellite internet
Dish has just announced that it's going to be offering a TV and internet bundle. The company is going to be selling ViaSat's satellite internet service, which provides customers with up to 12 Mbps download and 3 Mbps of bandwith.
Dish Network CEO open to T-Mobile partnership if AT&T buyout fails
Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton told Bloomberg today that he'd try to partner with T-Mobile if AT&T's bid to buy the fourth-place carrier ultimately fails.