DISH Unveils Broadband Service dishNET

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A new high speed internet option hit the market on Thursday from satellite television provider Dish Network.

Costs for dishNET start as low as $39.99 per month and the service will become available on October first nationwide.

Discussing the matter in a press release, DISH CEO Joseph Clayton called the offering a “revolutionary consumer broadband service.” Clayton also pointed towards areas including rural and metropolitan markets.

“With nearly one-in-four rural residents lacking a high-speed connection, reaching these underserved markets is vital. Our mission is to provide broadband at an outstanding value with fast speeds and large data plans,” stated Clayton.

Users of the new broadband product will receive up to five available email accounts. The standard version, at $39.99, features download speeds of 5 Mbps. However, another package for $49.99 provides 10 Mbps.

Dish’s announcement arrives shortly after tech giant Google began launching its own high speed service known as Google Fiber in the Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri areas.