"We see a tremendous potential here to address both those that will never see cable DSL and then those that already have the satellite dish delivering DirecTV service." The problem is the service DirecWay re-sells through Earthlink, AOL and Juno is priced higher than cable or DSL and is usually slower. But that could be changing. Sleckys tells us Hughes is planning to sell to directly to consumers... .
"You'll see our sister company DirecTV with some attractive bundles, we believe, in the very near future." And about the impact of the proposed purchase of the Hughes satellite services by EchoStar... .
"I think only positively in the sense that we've been saying all along that the combination of EchoStar and Hughes is very powerful. It allows us to lower the cost base both to the satellite segment and also the platforms that we deliver." Whether the acquisition goes through or not... the addition of an affordable high speed Internet service available everywhere, would be welcome. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.