Dish Gets FCC Nod For Flexibility Of Frequencies; Will Bid For H-Block Auction In Jan 2014

December 31, 2013   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended the deadline for Dish Network ( DISH ) to complete a national wireless broadband network, and given the company flexibility in how it can use wireless frequencies. In return, Dish has pledged to bid at least $1.56 billion in the FCC's H-block auction of frequencies scheduled for January 14, and to lower the power of transmissions on some former TV-station analogue frequencies Dish bought in 2008.

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