Dish AT&T-T-Mobile Filing Hints at Wireless Plans
Is Dish Cooking up Their Own Wireless Broadband Solution?
Like many other competitors, Dish Network is opposed to AT&T's planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile. While that's not particularly surprising, Dish's filing with the FCC
(via Fierce Wireless
) contains an interesting hint about some future Dish wireless plans. According to some meeting minutes in the filing, Dish met with the FCC to voice their opposition to the deal because it "would harm competition and consumers by, among other things, potentially discouraging Dish Network from entering the market to provide mobile broadband." We exclusively reported last fall that DirecTV was working with Verizon to offer a fixed LTE wireless broadband service
. Dish has been gobbling up spectrum, and could be considering a similar play in the hopes of bundling mobile or fixed wireless broadband service with traditional satellite television.