DISH lends spectrum to T-Mobile
March 16, 2020
DISH is providing its entire portfolio of 600 MHz spectrum in the US to T-Mobile at no cost for 60 days. The step was taken as the nation responds to the spread of Covid-19, which has led to the closure of businesses, schools and large gatherings coast to coast.
“DISH is proud to support Americans’ personal and professional connectivity needs during this challenging time,” said Jeff Blum, DISH SVP of public policy and government affairs. “As we take this step, we’d like to thank the FCC for their leadership on the technological needs arising as a result of the virus, including the increased need for broadband access to help consumers respond to the impact of COVID-19 on daily life.”
DISH’s 600 MHz spectrum will enhance T-Mobile’s network nationwide as wireless users increasingly turn to mobile networks for work and personal use.