EchoStar Satellite Services statement on Universal Service Fund legislation


EchoStar satellite services issues statement on Bill introduced by Congressmen boucher and terry to reform Universal service Fund

Washington, D.C. – July 22, 2010 – EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C., a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), issued the following statement today:

“Satellite broadband provides much-needed service today to the hardest-to-reach homes and businesses, and we are encouraged by the technology-neutral approach and explicit reference to satellite broadband in this bill.  We look forward to working with Congress and the FCC to ensure that USF reform remains technology neutral while taking into account any relevant differences in competing technologies, and that USF reform does not artificially deprive satellite broadband from the benefits of USF when providing service to rural America.”


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About EchoStar Satellite Services

EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq: SATS) and provides a reliable network available for aggregation and distribution of video, audio and data domestically and internationally. EchoStar also offers the ViP-TV platform providing IPTV solutions. EchoStar represents a significant source of Ku-band and Ka-band satellite capacity and spacecraft operation services with access to 10 satellites, ground-based teleport facilities, and 24-hour Satellite Access Centers. For more information or for occasional or full time satellite bandwidth, contact 866-359-8804 or email


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