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Echostar, Earthlink Bundle Up

10 Feb, 2003 By: Hive News

EchoStar Communications Corp. and EarthLink will offer customers bundledDISH Network digital satellite television and EarthLink digital subscriber lines (DSL) to provide satellite television and Internet access as a package.

Under the agreement, DISH Network will offer its customers bundled service packages directly and via partner retailers. Customers who take advantage of the bundled services will receive credits of up to $10 on monthly service charges when purchasing a combined package of EarthLink DSL Internet and DISH Network satellite television programming. Early termination fees may apply.

To take advantage of the offer, customers must be new to EarthLink and must subscribe to both services with a minimum of DISH Network's America's Top 100 programming package. This new agreement addresses a consumer preference for bundled communications services.

"Our agreement with EarthLink provides our customers with an attractive entertainment and information package offering an alternative to digital cable packages," said EchoStar SVP Mark Jackson. "The availability of discounted bundled services makes it simple for our customers to take advantage of the best of high-speed Internet and digital television, and it provides our company and our retailers with a strong new offering to meet the needs of our all-digital demanding customers."

Consumers in areas not served by EarthLink DSL will have the opportunity to obtain a discount on DISH Network services bundled with EarthLink's dial-up Internet access.

"Providing Internet access through bundled service offerings like this one with DISH Network is another way EarthLink can provide customers with the products and service plans that best suit their needs," said Erika Jolly, VP of marketing,

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