After Sprint, Dish Can’t Give Up the Chase

Dish Network is searching for a new signal.

Having called off its bids for Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, the satellite-television operator is at a crossroads. It faces a declining business and has been amassing wireless spectrum, which its Chairman Charlie Ergen wants to use to transition into a new business. Doing that requires partnering with a national carrier.

Two options remain: bid for yet another carrier or sell itself to one.

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