Dish is betting on the next generation of internet users to have access to a world of unlimited data, high-speed data and more.
The company is investing $3.3 billion in new data networks, data centers and more data in a bid to give customers unlimited data plans.
It will also build new, faster broadband networks and create a nationwide broadband network, the company said Wednesday.
“The future of data is here.
We have the technologies, we have the customers and the opportunity,” Dish CEO Charlie Ergen said in a statement.
“The challenge now is to use the technology, the innovation and the commitment of our partners to make the internet of the future available to as many people as possible.”
The company said the new data centers will be built in partnership with other cable and satellite companies and that it will be investing in its own network of high-bandwidth data centers in a partnership with the Federal Communications Commission.
The investment will also provide “significant capacity” to the existing network.
“Today, Dish is investing to build the next-generation broadband network and build out our existing network of infrastructure,” Ergen added.
“This is our way of saying thanks to our network partners for their commitment to building a network that is both high-capacity and reliable and provides customers with the fastest, most reliable and reliable service possible.”
Dish has been looking for ways to boost its network.
Ergen’s announcement comes amid a shift by cable and telecom companies toward offering unlimited data services for the first time in the last decade.
In 2014, Dish announced it was offering customers unlimited internet access for $20 a month, up from $15.
Ergens announcement follows other major cable and internet companies like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon offering unlimited internet services.
While it is not the first major cable or satellite company to offer unlimited data for the price of internet service, Ergen pointed out that Dish is offering a much higher rate than most other companies.
Dish’s $20/month rate is a $3,200 discount from the $40/month that cable and Internet providers charge.
Ergotel said the company would also be looking to offer a $40 data credit for customers who sign up for a data plan.
“We have a very large base of customers who will get the highest rate available,” Ergen said.
“They’re paying the most for unlimited data.
And we’ve got to be very clear about that.
They’re paying a lot less than they should.
We’ve got the lowest data rates available.”
DirecTV Now is also offering unlimited Internet for $40 a month.
The company has said that customers will be able to get data plans for $50 a month for a maximum of 1 terabyte.
Ergiens announcement comes less than two weeks after DirecTV launched a new service that is similar to Dish’s.
DVR Now allows customers to watch live TV from their phone, tablet or computer.