DISH unveils high-speed Internet service dishNET via satellite for rural America

Telecom Lead U.S: DISH, a leading national provider of satellite TV, expanded its broadband service with the launch of dishNET, a high-speed Internet service via satellite nationwide.

The service will be available from October 1.

The dishNET service is marked by the convenience of one bill, one installation, one customer service number and a $10 monthly discount when bundled with DISH’s most popular TV programming packages.

The service is ideal for rural residents underserved, or unserved, by wireline broadband. dishNET offers 4G-level speeds –up to 10 Mbps –that are about 50 percent faster than the typical residential broadband connections in American homes. These speeds are fast enough for typical Internet applications, including social media, telecommuting, music streaming, online video streaming and even Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

The affordable, reliable high-speed Internet service starts at $39.99 per month and is available with next-day installation.

“Today, we are launching a revolutionary consumer broadband service that delivers high-speed Internet available in metropolitan areas to rural markets nationwide,” DISH’s CEO Joseph Clayton said. “With nearly one-in-four rural residents lacking a high-speed connection, reaching these underserved markets is vital. Our mission is to provide broadband at an outstanding value with fast speeds and large data plans.”

“Many unserved and underserved markets are years away from a telco or cable broadband build out, but dishNET is available today,” said Brian McIntyre, vice president of Broadband at DISH. “These services will have powerful, positive impacts for kids, educators, businesses, farmers and families — no matter how far out of town they may choose to live.”

The dishNET brand leverages advanced technology and high-powered satellites launched from Hughes and ViaSat to provide broadband coverage nationwide.

In rural and outlying suburban regions nationwide, dishNET satellite broadband starts at $39.99 per month (plus equipment fees) for 5 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload speeds and data plans of 10 GB, when bundled with DISH’s popular America’s Top 120 or higher programming packages and with a two-year agreement.
Combining dishNET with DISH TV saves $10 per month. Most satellite customers can upgrade to a 10 Mbps /1 Mbps plan available with 20 GB of data for $49.99 per month.

Satellite broadband service includes five @dishNET.com email accounts, each with 2 GB of storage and an easy-to-configure online mail portal that combines web search, news, entertainment and weather updates.

In addition to satellite Internet service, DISH’s own competitive local exchange carrier will also fold its wireline broadband service into the dishNET brand.

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