EchoStar Links Up with EarthLink

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EchoStar Communications Corp. said Friday that it has signed a
strategic-marketing alliance with EarthLink Inc. to promote a bundled package of
direct-broadcast satellite television and digital-subscriber-line Internet
access.

Earlier in the week, EchoStar announced a similar partnership with SBC
Communications Inc. As with SBC, eligible consumers could save up to $10 per
month by taking the bundle of services.

EarthLink and EchoStar are expected to begin offering the new bundle sometime
this summer.

EchoStar said it plans to develop new set-top boxes for its Dish Network DBS
service that would incorporate DSL technology to offer advanced services such as
video-on-demand.

Where EarthLink is not available via DSL, the companies will also offer a
bundled service that includes a discount on its dial-up Internet
product.

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