DirecTV, Echostar to Introduce Broadband Service

WildBlue Communications has announced a partnership with EchoStar and DirecTV to sell satellite broadband service. WildBlue is generally known for targeting rural areas where tradition cable or DSL broadband access is limited. They currently serve about 60,000 customers throughout the U.S. and will be looking to gain a lot more from DirecTV's 30 million subscribers. No money terms have been arranged yet, but the agreement will make WildBlue the satellite-broadband service provider for DirecTV and EchoStar for five years. Good news for people living in the middle of nowhere. Time to ditch cow tipping for something a bit more educational, like MySpace whoring.

EchoStar, DirecTV to Offer Broadband [Digital Trends]