DISH Officially Launches WildBlue Sales Effort
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EchoStar has launched the "DISH Network High-Speed Internet powered by WildBlue," a satellite-delivered broadband service. The offering will be bundled with the company's small dish video product.
Customers can sign up for service through authorized DISH Network retailers. Packages start at $49.95 a month and include multiple e-mail addresses, web hosting space, and 24/7 DISH Network technical support.
A separate satellite dish is required to receive the high-speed Internet service; but an additional phone line is not necessary.
"Our customers living in rural communities have endured the slower speeds of dial-up simply because they haven't had choices when it comes to high-speed internet service providers," said Jim DeFranco, executive vice president at EchoStar. "With DISH Network High-Speed Internet powered by WildBlue, they now have access to affordable broadband Internet via satellite with speeds comparable to DSL or cable modem - without the need for an additional phone line."