EchoStar Welcomes Signing of Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

April 26, 2017

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 26, 2017 – EchoStar today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act by Governor Bill Haslam on April 25, 2017:

“We congratulate Governor Haslam and the Tennessee legislature for making the ‘Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act’ the law of the Volunteer State and a model for other states to follow.  This legislation opens the door for greater adoption of high-speed broadband to all of residents of Tennessee on a technology neutral basis allowing all types of broadband providers to participate, including satellite, which provides a cost effective means of serving the most rural areas of Tennessee," said Charlie Ergen, Chairman of EchoStar and Hughes.

About EchoStar 
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. 

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Doug Gunster