Dish: GetConnected with DSL


Via GetConnected, consumers will now be able to sign up for digital-subscriber-line high-speed-Internet service while choosing their Dish Network direct-broadcast satellite programming, officials said Thursday.

EchoStar Communications’ Dish is joining a comprehensive list of retailers, major DSL-service providers and Internet-service providers that use GetConnected to offer a combination of video and data services.

The functionality is made possible by technology from GetConnected, a point-of-sale platform that searches for current offers available from high-speed-Internet service providers based on a customer’s home address and telephone number.

Where available, customers can select and purchase DSL service at the most current prices in the marketplace from well-known and trusted brands.

“Dish Network is committed to providing consumers with more choices and more ways to save,” Dish Network executive vice president Jim DeFranco said in a prepared statement. “As the lowest-priced, all-digital-TV provider in the nation, we already offer consumers the best value in television programming. Now we’ve made it easier for consumers to find their best options for high-speed Internet at competitive prices, as well.”

Dish customers can take advantage of the offer either through their local Dish retailer or by visiting the DBS provider’s Web site (

Integrated with more than 25 of the nation's largest service providers, the GetConnected platform provides end-to-end order-management infrastructure that enables retailers, e-tailers and call centers to effectively sell video, voice, data and entertainment services.

Its customers -- including AOL, Best Buy, Circuit City Stores, Dell and RadioShack -- use the GetConnected platform to grow digital-service sales through customized shopping experiences and automated order management.