Rural Communities lack High-speed Internet Access

On Thursday, September 27th, DISH announced an expansion of its Wireline cable broadband service with dishNET satellite internet service.  
“Today, we are launching a revolutionary consumer broadband service that delivers high-speed Internet available in metropolitan areas to rural markets nationwide”
Wireline strives to provide its customers with excellent high speed internet service, but is limited by the reach of cable infrastructure. In order to achieve the goal of expanding it’s service to under-served areas, DISH leveraged it’s satellite TV technology and expertise to provide a viable alternative to DSL and dial-up customers. dishNET and its vendors work to ensure the integrity and availability of the customer network. A leading national provider of satellite TV service, DISH is expanded the coverage and availability of its broadband service by launching dishNET on Oct. 1, 2012, nationwide high-speed Internet service via satellite.
The service area for dishNET is wider than cable or any other terrestrial internet option, and is an ideal connectivity solution for residents of rural areas, which are often underserved, or unserved, by wireline broadband. DISH Network internet transmits data with speeds comparable to 4G celluar, dishNET can be 50 percent faster than typical residential broadband connections in American homes.

Of dishNET’s unveiling, DISH CEO Joseph Clayton said, “Today, we are launching a revolutionary consumer broadband service that delivers high-speed Internet available in metropolitan areas to rural markets nationwide,” Clayton said. “With nearly one-in-four rural residents lacking a high-speed connection, reaching these under-served markets is vital. Our mission is to provide broadband at an outstanding value with fast speeds and large data plans.” While standing outside Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City retail store in Jackson, Miss., the historic retail launch site of digital satellite TV and satellite radio services.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) August 2012 report on high-speed internet access found that 19 million Americans don’t have access to high-speed Internet service. This includes almost 14.5 million people who live in across rural America. The report also found that a staggering 23.7 percent of rural residents lack broadband access.

Speed: dishNET satellite internet service offers rural residents download speeds up to 10 Mbps, which is fast enough for the most common internet tasks, including social media, telecommuting, music streaming, online video streaming and even Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services.

“Many unserved and underserved markets are years away from a telco or cable broadband build out, but dishNET is available today,”

“These services will have powerful, positive impacts for kids, educators, businesses, farmers and families — no matter how far out of town they may choose to live.”

Brian McIntyre, vice president of Broadband at DISH

By leveraging the advanced technology and other high-powered satellites launched from Hughes and ViaSat, dishNET is able to provide customers broadband coverage nationwide. The data plan can be altered to match a customer’s needs and all the services are available for sale by DISH under the dishNET brand.