The MVDDS Coalition, of which DISH is a member, is urging the FCC to issue a further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) that includes the 500 MHz of contiguous MVDDS spectrum (12.2-12.7 GHz) when it votes on the currently pending Spectrum Frontiers NPRM this summer.By modernizing the rules, the FCC can unleash the potential of this underutilized spectrum for Fifth Generation (5G) mobile broadband technologies and ensure that the U.S. continues its leadership role in wireless.
On April 19, DISH filed an Ex Parte with the FCC requesting a meaningful standalone broadband condition to mitigate the anticompetitive harms of the Charter/ TWC merger, should the Commission approve the transaction.The Ex Parte can be found here.
DISH issued the following statement on introduction of the Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act:“DISH applauds Senators Gardner, Flake, and Lee for introducing the Venue Equity and Non-Uniformity Elimination Act, which seeks to ensure the proper venue for patent infringement suits. The legislation, if passed, will help protect innovators from the growing problem of patent trolls."-Jeffrey Blum, Senior Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, DISH
Yesterday, we announced that our latest DVR, the Hopper 3, is available to customers nationwide. With each generation of the Hopper, which we first launched in 2012, our goal has been to deliver the most innovative, user-friendly DVR on the market. We’ve continued to evolve to stay ahead of changes in how customers access and experience entertainment, starting with a true whole-home solution and our “Prime Time Anytime” feature.
Today, DISH joined in the launch of the Stop Mega Cable Coalition to help raise awareness of the harms posed by the proposed Charter/ Time Warner Cable merger. Following is the news release on the launch with more information on why the coalition was formed, a list of organizations that have joined the coalition, and quotes by select members, including Jeff Blum of DISH. The coalition also launched a website, which can be found here.Stop Mega Cable Coalition Launches; Warns of the Harms