WAYNESBORO, Va. and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and nTelos Wireless (NASDAQ: NTLS) are now offering a new high-speed Internet service to residents in Virginia including parts of Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Roanoke. As previously announced, the companies began with a pilot program and are now expanding the service availability.
"DISH and nTelos Wireless are bringing a new high-speed Internet option for consumers in central and western Virginia, with 4G LTE speeds comparable to other residential broadband services, but available in more areas, and at a better price when bundled with our award-winning TV service," said David Zufall, DISH vice president of wireless. "Our offer delivers high-speed Internet with no contract, free installation and no equipment to buy."
Customers can receive the LTE signal using a BandRich ruggedized outdoor router with built-in high-gain antennas to receive the 2.5 GHz LTE signal from nTelos Wireless network sites. Customers will experience download speeds of up to 10Mbps. DISH-nTelos Wireless high-speed Internet is available for $29.99 per month when bundled with a qualifying package of DISH's award-winning satellite TV service.
"Results from the first phase of the program were encouraging," said James A. Hyde, CEO of NTELOS Holdings Corp. "We are excited to begin this important next step to the original trial by adding customers in select markets, which will allow both companies to further evaluate the viability of a full commercial launch. The early success we've seen in the pilot program is a testament to our focus on driving growth by finding innovative ways to leverage our unique set of assets and expand our product offerings through strategic partnerships."
"DISH has a force of professional technicians who can install high-gain outdoor antennas just like they install outdoor satellite dishes," said Zufall. "The result is a reliable, high-speed Internet service that allows for streaming, web surfing, gaming and email, for many homes that to date had much slower speeds or no Internet at all available to them."
To learn more about the DISH-nTelos Wireless high-speed Internet service, visit: www.dish.com/ntelos
To view or download a video describing the DISH and nTelos fixed wireless broadband trial from June, 2013, visit: http://about.dish.com/video/fixed-wireless-broadband-pilot
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS), operating through its subsidiaries as "nTelos Wireless," is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for approximately 468,000 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company's licensed territories have a total population of approximately 8.0 million residents, of which its wireless network covers approximately 6.0 million residents. The Company is also the exclusive wholesale provider of wireless digital PCS services to Sprint Corporation in the Company's western Virginia and West Virginia service area for all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about the Company is available at ntelos.com or on Facebook or Twitter.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 14.097 million pay-TV subscribers, as of March 31, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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