Dish must have some plans in mind for the nearly billion dollars in increased bandwidth. Will this mean more HD programming?
Dish won 168 licenses in the E block, spectrum covering most of the United States, for a total of $711 million, according to the FCC's Web site. The company itself acknowledged the auction win in a statement Friday. There had earlier been confusion about whether the winning bids were from Dish or from EchoStar, the hardware part of the business that split off from Dish Network.