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DISH Network CEO Charlie Ergen Issues Statement on FCC's Adoption of Net Neutrality Rules

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH Network L.L.C.'s CEO and President Charlie Ergen today issued a statement following the Federal Communications Commission's adoption of net neutrality rules:

"DISH Network applauds Chairman Genachowski and Commissioners Copps and Clyburn for adopting critically important net neutrality rules. The Commission's Order is a solid framework for protecting the open Internet. The new rules give companies, including DISH Network, the framework to invest capital and manpower in Internet-related technologies without fear that our investment will be undermined by carriers' discriminatory practices. While we wish the Commission would have gone further to expressly prohibit discrimination on wireless platforms, we are pleased that there will be ongoing Commission oversight and enforcement authority."

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