Pompano Beach, FL
Couple a decent LTE network with Dish's Sat's could be a real game changer.
Imagine video distribution system/(blockbuster), using spot beams, DVR's, and their own LTE network to provided real-time feedback, and to fill in the gaps.
They've already got 14 million sat customers. A pure data+voip service centered around fixed LTE could really level the playing field with the cable CO's/ILEC's.
A fixed position LTE system could be many more times efficient than typical mobile LTE configuration, where each customer has a motorized directional antenna that adds a focused directional component to the cell system.
Note: I'm already using a crude version of this technique, (placing smart phone inside a cantenna & calibrating it), which improves S/N ratio, xfer speed, and reliability.
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Dish could go with fixed wireless...or they could do mobile broadband. My guess is the latter, since that's all the rage, but it could be the former. You wouldn't even need motorized antennas...just point at one tower and go. Personally, pointing at a Sprint "spectrum hosted" tower would be the most efficient way to accomplish this, particularly since Sprint isn't aligned to any of Dish's competitors and already has their system ready to do that sort of thing, but things could be done differently (okay, I'm being selfish here, since doing this would give more money to expand Network Vision more quickly...and Dish LTE would end up on a tower not far from my parents' place).
One thing's for certain: if Dish actually wants to build its own network (vs. selling the spectrum to VZ/ATT), the fact that they have 40MHz (as much as Sprint currently has in PCS, but without a legacy CDMA system taking up some of the airwaves) is a huge benefit. SpectrumCo is doing the right thing by selling its 20MHz AWS swath...it just isn't much spectrum to launch a high-capacity wireless network on without additional help IMO...but 40MHz is a totally different story.