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Dish Network dealt plans setback by FCC

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Dish Network Corp.’s hopes to start building a new wireless network have been dealt a setback by the Federal Communications Commission, which denied the satellite-TV provider’s request for a needed waiver and opted instead for a formal deliberation that will take until the end of the year.

Dish needs FCC approval to use satellite spectrum to support a ground-based cellphone network and had hoped to receive a waiver this month. The FCC’s decision isn’t likely to doom Dish’s plans but will push them back— something Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen warned last week would make the project riskier.

Full Story: FCC Deals Setback to Dish Wireless Network Plans