September 30, 2008

EchoStar to Deliver Transponder Solution for SkyWay USA’s Broadband Service

EchoStar, a provider of equipment sales, digital broadcast operations, and fixed satellite services, and its EchoStar Satellite Services have entered into an agreement with SkyWay USA to provide transponder service to support SkyWay USA's satellite broadband internet service.

Through the agreement, EchoStar will provide SkyWay USA with domestic Ku-band satellite bandwidth. EchoStar's capacity will be used by SkyWay USA to provide high speed satellite internet services to rural America. EchoStar represents a source of Ku-band and Ka-band satellite capacity together with satellite-related products and uplink support services.

Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services, said: "We are pleased to enter into this agreement with SkyWay USA to provide them with critical bandwidth to support their rural satellite internet solution. With EchoStar's US fleet of powerful Ku and Ka-band satellites, we were able to provide an immediate solution to help SkyWay USA expand its customer base."