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EchoStar Seeks FCC Nod For New Satellite

By | September 8, 2004

      According to paperwork submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), EchoStar Satellite LLC, a subsidiary of EchoStar Communications Corp. [DISH], wants to construct, launch and operate a geostationary satellite at 113 degrees West longitude. The application, filed Aug. 3 but announced publicly yesterday, has EchoStar proposing direct-to-home services, two-way broadband services, interactive services and high-definition content on a non-common-carrier basis. EchoStar spokesman Steve Caulk declined to provide any additional details on potential satellite capabilities, but he told Satellite Today his company “is always looking for ways to expand capacity.”

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