Alltel Offering Dish Network

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Alltel Corp. said Wednesday that it has begun offering EchoStar Communications Corp.’s Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite service in 15 states.

The company said residential customers can add Dish Network to voice and broadband offerings as part of a discounted bundle on one bill.

“Our customers now have the convenience and added value of video service together with local and long-distance, custom calling features and broadband connections of up to 3 megabits per second," Alltel president of wireline services John Koch said in a prepared statement.

“And Alltel will put it all together on one bill so customers can take advantage of discounts depending on the type of package they order,” he added.

Alltel serves more than 15 million customers in 36 states, and the company said it posts nearly $10 billion in annual revenues.

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