DirecTV and EchoStar bringing WiMax service to US?

It used to be that all the cool kids had to have their own triple play services, but now it seems as if you're hardly a player if you can't offer voice, data, and TV to your subscriber base. According to, satellite rivals DirecTV and EchoStar are partnering up to roll out a wireless broadband network that would allow them to compete with the cable companies and telecoms for data and voice. Seems like WiMax would be the logical choice for technology, and the word is that upwards of $1 billion could be poured into a domestic rollout, with plans forming over the coming months.

[Via Techdirt]