Dish Seeks FCC OK for TerreStar Licenses

Dish Network files FCC application to transfer TerreStar licenses

August 22, 2011

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) issued the following statement today from Tom Cullen, Executive Vice President of DISH Network:

“Today we filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking approval for the transfer of TerreStar's S-Band licenses to DISH Network, and a request to combine this application with DISH Network’s previous filing for acquisition of the DBSD S-Band licenses. We are excited about the opportunity to put this nationwide spectrum to productive use for competitive and innovative mobile broadband services. The regulatory flexibility we are seeking is consistent with FCC precedent while benefiting consumers by providing greater choice and broader service coverage. We look forward to working with the FCC to gain prompt approval of the transactions and to bringing DISH Network's track record of investment, innovation and job creation to the mobile broadband market.”

Dish Network LLC (Nasdaq: DISH)

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