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The FCC late Mon issued its order allowing DISH to use 40 MHz of MSS/satellite frequencies for terrestrial purposes subject to stricter power/emissions restrictions to protect the H block from harmful interference, along with certain build-out conditions. As expected, the agency rejected DISH’s proposals to ease the restrictions, and it proposed auctioning the H block in ’13. The action is a "strategic victory for DISH, opening the door to entering mobile broadband or at least reaping spectrum benefit," Stifel Nicolaus analysts said.

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