Saturday, June 10, 2006

Wildblue signs up with Echostar

wildblueA month after it announced a partnership with AT&T, satellite broadband service provider, Wildblue has entered into a partnership with Echostar.

Clearly, the company sees these partnerships as a way to get some traction in a really tough satellite broadband market. [Daily Wireless has an excellent backgrounder on Wildblue’s technology.]

The service, dubbed “DISH High-Speed Internet, powered by WildBlue,” will be targeted toward EchoStar’s satellite TV customers located in rural markets. Given that AT&T is a distributor of Echostar’s TV service, this is just one more flavor of the same deal.