Of dishNET’s unveiling, DISH CEO Joseph Clayton said, “Today, we are launching a revolutionary consumer broadband service that delivers high-speed Internet available in metropolitan areas to rural markets nationwide,” Clayton said. “With nearly one-in-four rural residents lacking a high-speed connection, reaching these under-served markets is vital. Our mission is to provide broadband at an outstanding value with fast speeds and large data plans.” While standing outside Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City retail store in Jackson, Miss., the historic retail launch site of digital satellite TV and satellite radio services.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) August 2012 report on high-speed internet access found that 19 million Americans don’t have access to high-speed Internet service. This includes almost 14.5 million people who live in across rural America. The report also found that a staggering 23.7 percent of rural residents lack broadband access.
Speed: dishNET satellite internet service offers rural residents download speeds up to 10 Mbps, which is fast enough for the most common internet tasks, including social media, telecommuting, music streaming, online video streaming and even Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.
“Many unserved and underserved markets are years away from a telco or cable broadband build out, but dishNET is available today,”
“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.”
Brian McIntyre, vice president of Broadband at DISH
By leveraging the advanced technology and other high-powered satellites launched from Hughes and ViaSat, dishNET is able to provide customers broadband coverage nationwide. The data plan can be altered to match a customer’s needs and all the services are available for sale by DISH under the dishNET brand.