EchoStar Turns Down Qwest Partnership

“We have recently formed several other partnerships with telecommunication companies that have demonstrated significant financial commitment and a desire for long-term partnership that providesbeneficial bundled service for our joint customers,” said Nolan Daines, senior vice president, Alliance Management Group, the broadband division of EchoStar. “Through these partnerships, our jointcustomers are enjoying a single bill, single point of contact, enhanced customer experience and bundled discounts.”

EchoStar will seek to expand relationships with current and future telecommunication partners that focus on meeting customer demand for single-bill, bundled services. Customers across the country have embraced the convenience and cost savings provided through these successful partnerships.

EchoStar will continue to honor its current, year-old relationship with Qwest, in which Qwest has agreed to sell DISH Network satellite TV service to Qwest’s customers through the end of the multi-year contract.