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Dish Snatches "H" Block Spectrum

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SayWhat?, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. SayWhat?

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    http://seekingalpha.com/article/2067233-dish-network-sweeps-h-block-spectrum-auction-for-1_56-billion?source=google_news
     
  2. James Long

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    I hope they use at least part of the bandwidth for streamed video. Imagine a "DISH Network" phone where one could watch subscription and on demand television - anywhere. They are not far from that using other carrier's networks (and their customer's data plans). A phone with content from their satellite carriage contracts would be a good deal.
     
  3. tsmacro

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    Whatever they're going to do with all that spectrum they need to figure it out. The government won't just let them sit on it forever.
     
  4. TBoneit

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    I'm sure they have a plan, good or bad, you do not spend that kind of money and then wonder what to do with the purchase.
     
  5. phrelin

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    I think you've identified Charlie's secret plan, particularly based upon the Disney deal. It also relates to the recent Netflix deal with Comcast. Simply you cannot expect other ISP's to allow video streaming without offsetting compensation as it chews up capacity. Bandwidth is gold relative to TV internet streaming packages envisioned in the Disney deal. I don't know about a Dish Network phone, but it does relate somehow.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    I'm thinking more of a WISP type setup. Set-top box type modem, one per house to feed the LAN, ROKU on steroids type thing.

    Ideally, they could mail the boxes out for self-install without needing tech visits. Maybe some would need an optional outdoor antenna that would also be self-install.

    Not sure how they would distribute the signal though. Maybe acquire space on some cell towers or other radio towers.
     

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