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Learn About Your Rights to Satellite Service

December 24th, 2012

Occasionally, rental properties or homeowners associations (HOAs) tell our customers they’re “not allowed” to have a satellite antenna. This is not always the case.

In fact, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the Over-the-Air Reception Devices (OTARD) Rule to regulate and protect your choice of TV providers.

In most instances, you are allowed to have a DISH antenna provided you meet the following criteria:

  • The antenna is installed in an area that you have sole access to (such as a private balcony or deck).
  • The antenna’s placement does not extend into any common areas (such as walkways or gardens).

If you feel that you meet these minimum requirements or if you have questions regarding the OTARD Rule, contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (225-5322) or visit the FCC’s page about the OTARD Rule. The FCC can determine whether or not your right to choose a TV provider is being unlawfully denied and help you resolve the issue.

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Find the DISHNet Package Best for You

December 5th, 2012

DISHNet is high speed satellite internet now available from DISH Network. With faster nationwide internet now available, those in even the most remote areas no longer have to settle for prehistoric dial up or go without internet access. Keep up with friends and family, send and receive emails quickly, browse social media and read the news.

With great prices and convenient packages, DISHNet has the right package for you!



Best Value!


5GB Anytime Data
5GB Bonus Data
Up to 5mbps download speed
Up to 1mbps upload speed
10GB Anytime Data
10GB Bonus Data
Up to 10mbps download speed
Up to 1mbps upload speed
15GB Anytime Data
15GB Bonus Data
Up to 15mbps download speed
Up to 2mbps upload speed

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How Does DISH Get Your Favorite Channels to You?

June 1st, 2012

Ever wondered how you get your favorite shows and movies from DISH satellite service?

First programmers send their content to DISH. Content is often transmitted via the programmer’s satellite to a DISH uplink center. Content can also be sent via over-the-air (OTA) signals to the local DISH receive facility, which then transfers it to the uplink center. All programming, except your local OTA stations, are processed through the an uplink center. There are uplink centers in Orange, NJ; Spokane, WA; Mt. Jackson, VA; Monee, IL; Gilbert, AZ; and Cheyenne, WY. The uplink center in Cheyenne, Wyoming is one of the more popular centers and even offers tours for those curious about the workings of satellite receptions and transmissions.

Once the content reaches the uplink center it is then transmitted to one of DISH’s 15 satellites that stretch from 61.5° to 129° and cover all of the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

From the satellite the content is sent to the dish that is installed on or near your home, and travels via coaxial cable (and a complex and impressive set of switches, splitters and other devices depending on the number of televisions and set up in your home) to your receiver. Your receiver is connected to your television with cabling that varies based on your television. For standard definition coaxial cable is sufficient, but composite (red, white and yellow cables) are often used as well. For high definition there’s the option of component (red, blue and green, or YPbPR), but since this requires additional cabling for sound, the all-in-one HDMI option is often preferrable.

You can learn more about how your satellite signal travels through the cabling in your home and into your receivers and television on DISH’s site about satellite to home transmission.

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Dish Network Satellite Broadband

January 9th, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – Jan 9, 2012) – (NASDAQ: DISH) DISH Network L.L.C. and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) today announced the availability of next-generation satellite broadband service bundled with DISH’s popular satellite television service. In February, DISH will launch its advanced satellite broadband packages with up to 12 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds bundled with a variety of DISH TV programming packages.

The DISH broadband bundle includes:

  • Bundles starting at $79.98 per month
  • Up to12 Mbps download speeds
  • 24/7 telephone tech support at no additional charge
  • Installation starting at $99

DISH’s bundled video and broadband products offer consumers speed, value and excellent customer service with a single bill and one installation. The new bundled offer is a great alternative for the millions of American consumers, mostly rural, with limited broadband options.

“This is one more example of DISH meeting the needs of consumers,” said DISH CEO Joe Clayton. “The market potential for this new Internet service is substantial given the nearly eight million to 10 million mostly rural American households that are unserved and millions more left with slower broadband alternatives.”

ViaSat will provide the satellite delivery services enhanced by DISH billing, installation, customer service and merchandising.

For more information, visit Logos for DISH and ViaSat are available at

About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 13.945 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2011, with high quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network’s subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit

About ViaSat
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and offers high-speed Ka-band satellite broadband services. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

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