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 TheStreet.com,
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.