Murdoch: DirecTV Eyes Broadband

Moss, Linda; Farrell, Mike
January 2006
Multichannel News;1/16/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p16
The article deals with the plan of DirecTV to enter the wireless high-speed Internet market in order to compete with cable's bundled services. According to NewsCorp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, DirecTV has been studying wireless technology and will likely reveal its game plan in the next few months. However, DirecTV and EchoStar cannot offer the three-product bundle of video, voice and data without Internet service.


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