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EchoStar Buys Hughes Satellite; Acquires Satellite 'Fraudband' Service Rural Americans Loathe ·
EchoStar Corporation, which makes equipment and provides satellites for Dish Network, today announced it has agreed to buy Hughes Communications, Inc., for about $1.32 billion. The deal means Dish, the second-largest U.S. satellite television provider, could be one step closer to providing a national data service to its customers. Hughes operates a “broadband” satellite network, …