DISH eyes FCC OK of spectrum deal

Federal regulators have helped broker a deal under which DISH Network will abandon efforts to use its valuable cache wireless spectrum on a high-powered national TV service in return for approval of technical changes that would improve the satellite provider's ability to download data. DISH's plans had sparked concerns about potential interference with other systems, and one analyst estimated the deal could boost the value of DISH's spectrum by $1 billion by eliminating those interference issues. The Federal Communications Commission still needs to sign off on DISH's designs after a public comment period, but the agency was said to be instrumental in arranging the deal.

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