Still lacking a data service of its own, EchoStar Communications is now working with GetConnected to enable video subs to locate an Internet service through the Dish Network and through its retailers.
GetConnected has a platform that aggregates information on, and connects to, most major service providers in the country. GetConnected maintains an interface to the cable industry’s Go2Broadband service finder, and has built connections to BellSouth, AT&T, Covad, Qwest and Verizon.
GetConnected has deals to have its service available at retailers like Best Buy, Circuit City, Dell, and Radio Shack. The service is available at some, but not all, Dish Network retailers, and can also be accessed through Dish Networks’ Web site.