For now, the talks are preliminary and could lead nowhere, say the sources.
Dish has supposedly spoken with multiple companies in recent times, with all discussions remaining in the exploratory stage.
The satellite TV company has been acquiring spectrum since 2008 and it appears they finally want to use it. The wireless network would include cellular service and mobile broadband.
Google would make a great partner, as they also have plans for connecting customers to the Internet, laying fiber networks in Kansas City as a pilot. The fiber network is faster than all existing cable and fiber networks offered by cable companies, and also has no restrictions on bandwidth. Additionally, Google has $45 billion in cash, which could certainly help in acquiring spectrum or building infrastructure.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Nov 2012 15:44