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DISH Network Closes DBSD and TerreStar Acquisitions

Mar 12, 2012


 DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) has closed its acquisitions of the reorganized DBSD North America, Inc., and substantially all of the assets of TerreStar Networks, Inc. DISH has invested more than $3 billion to secure the licenses for this 40 MHz of nationwide 2 GHz wireless spectrum. DISH looks forward to working with the FCC on its forthcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and remains committed to using this spectrum to help the Administration and the FCC solve the nation's spectrum crunch. In parallel, DISH will initiate efforts to enhance the performance and capabilities of handsets that utilize the terrestrial and satellite links while exploring its options for a broader market entry.