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Dish 5G network

It looks like Dish is actually building its own 5G wireless network

February 22nd, 2018

Dish, a company known for its satellite TV service and Sling, looks to actually be building a 5G wireless network. We’ve known for a while that Dish harbors ambitions to play with AT&T and Verizon, but a recent SEC filing spotted by Fierce Wireless shows that the company is committing $1 billion to build out a 5G …

Cable prices are soaring as millions of customers jump ship

December 18th, 2017

Traditional pay TV — cable and satellite — is in a bad place. Every three months we get a new record for the number of people cutting the cord in favor of new streaming services. Even when pay TV companies start a streaming service like Sling or DirecTV Now, the price is so much lower …

Dish DVR music streaming

Dish is adding multi-room streaming music to its DVR boxes

June 22nd, 2017

TV set-top boxes normally fight with internet modems for the crown of “most boring but necessary electronic thing in your house.” It’s normally big news when a cable company updates its box to power up in less than 20 minutes, let alone add a new feature you’ll actually use. That’s why Dish’s announcement today is …

Dish Hopper Alexa Skill

Controlling pay TV with Alexa might be the best reason to keep pay TV

May 22nd, 2017

The pay TV market has clearly seen better days. Subscriber counts continue to drop across the board as television service providers struggle to convince customers that there’s enough value to stop them from cutting the cord. By combining affordable services like Netflix and Hulu with free live network TV in 1080p HD courtesy of a simple …

T-Mobile Sprint merger

Get ready for all the wireless carriers to get worse

April 28th, 2017

The last couple months have seen a welcome change in the wireless industry. Instead of massively confusing bills and data caps, we’ve had prices slashed across the board and unlimited data plans for all. But thanks to the unending drive for consolidation and profits, the good times aren’t going to last. During the recent 600MHz …

Dish AirTV Player

Dish’s AirTV Player gives you everything you need to drop cable

January 3rd, 2017

Unless you live in a major metropolis like New York or Los Angeles, it’s often impossible to replace your cable package with a single device or subscription service. Sure, you can sign up for Sling TV, PlayStation Vue or DirecTV Now to get a majority of the cable channels, but if you want local networks, you’re going …

iPhone Repair Service

Dish Network’s new game-changer has nothing to do with TV

May 3rd, 2016

Dish Network is one of two leading satellite television providers in the United States, and it’s also an internet service provider ever since it first launched its DishNET offering. Starting today, however, Dish is thrusting itself into an entirely new category: smartphone repair. No, that’s no typo, Dish on Tuesday morning announced the immediate availability …