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EPS4

join:2008-02-13
Hingham, MA
reply to Gumbyh

Re: Bring back DTV and Dish merger talks

There are satellite internet companies already... IIRC, didn't DirecTV own HughesNet at one point, only to sell it and thus leave the internet business?

rahvin112

join:2002-05-24
Sandy, UT
DirecTV has had at least 2 internet companies I'm aware of. DirecTV DSL and HughesNet. DirecTV DSL was a conglomeration of a half a dozen different ISP's that offered service on the Frontier network before it bankrupted.


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reply to EPS4
I know , but I think Directv decided not to jump in the Internet or wireless data because the costs were too prohibitive. HughesNet is now Skyterra or something. Skyterra is bought by someone recently. I looked at those small outifts and concluded that they are not going to grow big as they caters strictly to field workers like geologists or biologists out in the wilderness. Directv can offer "satellite" Internet if it wants to, but I believe that in order to do so, it is logical to merge with Dish to improve the odds of succeeding in the "satellite" data or internet. There is a lot of people lviing out in the boonies especially in the West.