The Dish Network is launching a nationwide fiber-optic network that will provide broadband for households and businesses across the U.S.
Dish is working with private companies and private entities to develop a nationwide network that is designed to connect consumers with broadband.DISH Network announced today that it has signed a deal with the Broadband Association of America to provide broadband services to consumers in areas where Dish is providing residential broadband.
Under the agreement, Dish will provide access to fiber-based broadband services in parts of Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Dishes broadband network will be similar to Comcast’s fiber network.
Dishes plans are similar to those of Verizon, but Dish is developing a faster network that can reach customers faster than the current speeds that Verizon offers.
Dubs will be able to use a variety of devices that include smart phones, tablets, computers, and TV sets.
Dish said it will allow for applications to be launched that can connect to the network, including gaming applications, smart home applications, and social networking applications.
Dais broadband network could be used to offer service to homes with high-speed broadband, such as those in homes with two or more homes, or those in buildings with two- and three-story units.
Dish’s plans also could allow customers to enjoy the full capabilities of the internet through the Dish network, such that applications can connect with the network to offer their services.
Dees new nationwide fiber network will provide more speed than Verizon’s current network.
While Verizon’s fiber-to-the-home network provides speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, Dish’s new fiber-connected network will reach speeds of up to 40 gigabets per second.
Verizon offers fiber- to-the -premises services for $70 per month.
Dish is also developing a fiber-powered version of its existing wireless network that includes the ability to access video content.
Daves wireless network will deliver up to a gigabit per second of data per second and a gigabyte per second for video and data streaming, according to a statement.
Dams fiber network could provide up to 20 gigabit speeds and up to 500 gigabytes of data for applications that support both video and broadband applications, according a statement from Dish.
Dsh will provide a service to households that include residential broadband, a fiber network that offers up to 1 gigabit a second for voice calls and applications, an Internet application, and up.5.
Dish will be using its existing customer base to grow its broadband networkIn an effort to boost broadband adoption, Dish is working to build a network that delivers faster speeds to existing customers, according the company.
It has agreed to purchase and lease 5.6 million wireless spectrum licenses from three companies that it will use to build its new nationwide network.
The spectrum licenses will allow Dish to add faster fiber-and-wireless networks to its existing network and create more broadband options for customers.
Dhos spectrum is a mix of copper, fiber and spectrum that allows the company to use its existing customers to build the network.
Dhs network will not be built using the FCC’s proposed spectrum auctions, but instead will be built in partnership with an outside technology company.
The company will use existing customers and existing infrastructure to build out the network for free.
Dish plans to use the FCC auctions to acquire additional spectrum licenses that could allow it to expand the network faster.
Dismissing the notion that Dish has already reached an agreement with the FCC, Dish said the deal was not finalized.
The new contract will allow the company and the two parties to continue discussions, Dish says.
The new deal comes after Dish and Verizon signed a memorandum of understanding in January to explore a possible deal to combine Dish’s broadband services with Verizon’s broadband service.
Verizon has said it is not interested in a merger.