ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 17 /PRNewswire/ DISH Network L.L.C. today issued a statement following the Federal Communications Commission's open meeting to discuss broadband oversight: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100611/LA19624LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100611/LA19624LOGO) "DISH Network applauds the Commission's decision to release a Notice of Inquiry on the 'Third Way' legal approach. We strongly support Chairman Genachowski's leadership in moving this critical process forward," said Charlie Ergen, Chairman, President and CEO of DISH Network. "A sound legal framework is absolutely necessary to preserve a free and open Internet and encourage innovation and investment." About DISH Network DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), leads the pay-TV industry in technological breakthroughs and provides more than 14.3 million satellite TV customers, as of March 31, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value. Customers have access to the most HD channels, the most international channels, state-of-the-art interactive TV applications, and award-winning HD and DVR technology including the ViP 922 SlingLoaded DVR, the world's only DVR with TV Everywhere functionality. DISH Network Corporation is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) and is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com. SOURCE DISH Network L.L.C.