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Dish Network LTE in the works?

Dish network's boss Charlie Ergen recently picked up $350 million worth of debt from LightSquared, which recently failed to meet the FCC's requirement to build a next gen 4G LTE network. The move by Dish is perceived to give them greater spectrum holdings to hopefully succeed where LightSquared failed. "I guess I’d answer it from a big-picture perspective, which is, our focus right now is really on getting the FCC approval," Said Ergen when asked about the deal. Dish's plans should be approved because their version of LTE wouldn't impact GPS networks, however, others believe Dish is doing this to drive up spectrum costs before a sale to AT&T.