EchoStar Might Buy WSNet Assets

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EchoStar Communications Corp. has surfaced as one of the bidders for the
assets of WSNet Inc., the bankrupt provider of programming and transport
services to small cable operators and apartment buildings.

WSNet was set to shut down its operations Friday.

Sources said Friday that EchoStar was in negotiations with WSNet and could
reach a deal later that day. EchoStar declined comment.