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ECHOSTAR SATELLITE SERVICES DELIVERS TRANSPONDER SOLUTION FOR SKYWAY USA'S BROADBAND INTERNET SERVICE
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Sept. 29, 2008 - EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) and its EchoStar Satellite Services announced today that it has entered into an agreement with SkyWay USA LLC to provide transponder service to support SkyWay USA's satellite broadband Internet service. Through the agreement, EchoStar will provide SkyWay USA with domestic Ku-band satellite bandwidth.
"We are pleased to enter into this agreement with SkyWay USA to provide them with critical bandwidth to support their rural satellite internet solution," said Dean Olmstead, President of EchoStar Satellite Services. "With EchoStar's U.S. fleet of powerful Ku and Ka-band satellites, we were able to provide an immediate solution to help SkyWay USA expand its customer base."
EchoStar's capacity will be used by SkyWay USA to provide high speed satellite internet services to rural America. EchoStar represents a significant source of Ku-band and Ka-band satellite capacity together with satellite-related products and uplink support services.
"We are very excited about our multi-transponder, long-term agreement with EchoStar," said Dwayne Hay, CEO of SkyWay USA. "Our agreement with this strategic partner gives SkyWay the green light to rapidly deploy our hybrid satellite internet platform while not being concerned about satellite capacity for the next several years."
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About EchoStar Corporation
EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS) provides equipment sales, digital broadcast operations, and fixed satellite services. EchoStar has 25 years of experience designing, developing and distributing advanced award-winning set-top boxes and related products for pay television providers. The company includes a network of 10 full-service digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity with points of presence in approximately 150 cities. EchoStar also delivers fixed satellite services from nine owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related FCC licenses. Visit www.echostar.com for more information.
About SkyWay USA
SkyWay USA provides reliable high speed internet access to rural American's using satellite technology. Internet connections up to 1.5 Mbps (30 to 50 times faster than dial-up) are available at affordable prices. With service available to 98% of every home in America, virtually no one need be left behind on the information superhighway. SkyWay's low cost, reliable, high speed internet can be ordered online at http://www.skywayusa.com