....and also unreliable-as Dish well knows with last weeks fiasco. I'll bet that Dish is looking at/for a wireless IP video streaming solution to the home, cars, etc. LTE easily has the capacity to do this-a la U verse, but using wireless for the last mile.
I have read this all to often "I'm dropping satellite TV, because heavy loud cover knocks it". So Dish could be looking at other ways to deliver the signal to a customers home, where weather isn't an issue. Also consider the satellite internet provides. I understand the Down load speed is fast, but the up load speed can be slow. So by developing different delivery methods, Dish can improve it's offering to it's customers. -- This space for rent.
I have read this all to often "I'm dropping satellite TV, because heavy loud cover knocks it".
Nonsense. Around here we have heavy cloud cover 8-9 months out of the year, and it never affects satellite TV.
Anyone whose SatTV reception is affected by cloud cover has a poorly aimed dish or some other installation problem (wrong cable, cable too long, etc.). They need to get someone who knows what they are doing to do the installation.