Dish Network Corp. will introduce a nationwide broadband Internet service called DishNet that’s aimed at rural customers.
The service will start at $39.99 a month for download speeds of 5 megabits per second with data plans of 10 gigabits, Englewood, Colo.-based Dish said Thursday in a statement. Most satellite customers can upgrade to a 20-gigabit plan with speeds of 10 megabits per second for $49.99. Combining DishNet with Dish’s satellite TV service saves customers $10 a month.
Dish is targeting the 14.5 million rural Americans who have slower Internet access or no connection to the Web at all.News Tribune news services