I can remeber a few years back when someone made a total fool of himself by posting daily messages on the Echostar newsgroups with a Tick tick tick message implying a countdown to Echostar's demise. It hasn't happened yet though. I must admit though that I am worried about Starband's ability to continue without the cash infusion that Dish provided. After installing a Direcview system (the install interrupted by the fire mentioned in Potpourri) I must say that I am not impressed. Why would they require a land line to download the software and satellite coordinates? How dumb. ... Posted using Starband.when do we start taking bets on when Starband goes offline?
StarBand has filed a lawsuit against EchoStar Communications to transition back our customer base and secure money rightfully owed to us.
As you may know, EchoStar has been collecting customer fees on behalf of StarBand. However, EchoStar has failed to pay millions of dollars owed to us resulting from this agreement. After exhausting all other means, StarBand came to the conclusion that legal recourse was the only option to secure our customer base and future revenue stream. It was a last resort for us to resolve these issues. We always prefer to settle business matters in a business environment, not in a courtroom.
Click Here to see the press release we issued today announcing our lawsuit against EchoStar.
Let me assure you:
The StarBand network is up and running.
Today's action was taken to protect our company and your decision to sell StarBand high-speed Internet service.
Customers are receiving StarBand-quality service and support.
We are doing everything we can to maintain the StarBand-quality service and support you deserve and expect from us.
The StarBand Dealer Direct Commission program remains in place.
We have StarBand Residential and Small Office product available and we're continuing to take your orders.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the Dealer Direct program.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 703.287.3007 or e-mail us at: [email protected].
We are here to support you.
StarBand Chairman and Chief Executive Officer