DISH Pursues Co-Development of Fixed-Mobile Broadband Offering

  DISH Pursues Co-Development of Fixed-Mobile Broadband Offering

  *DISH Network and NTELOS Holdings Corp. sign Letter of Intent to pursue
    strategic relationship
  *Service would deliver wireless broadband to largely underserved or
    unserved communities in the NTELOS service region

Business Wire

WAYNESBORO, Va. & ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- May 24, 2013

DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and NTELOS Holdings Corp. (nTelos)(NASDAQ: NTLS),
a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data
communications and home to the “best value in wireless,” announced today that
nTelos and a wholly owned subsidiary of DISH have executed a Letter of Intent
to pursue a strategic relationship to co-develop a fixed-mobile broadband
service within nTelos’s coverage territory serving Virginia, West Virginia and
portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky.

Once complete, the service is expected to give nTelos and DISH customers, many
of whom are located in underserved rural communities, access to reliable
high-speed Internet, whether at home or on the go.

“We are pleased to team with nTelos on this exciting opportunity to leverage
their mobile capabilities along with our technical service infrastructure to
develop broadband services,” said Charlie Ergen, chairman and co-founder of
DISH. “With users consuming more data, the demand for fast, reliable Internet
service remains stronger than ever, particularly in rural areas where the FCC
estimates nearly a fifth of American households lack broadband access. By
working with nTelos, we believe we can create a service that simultaneously
addresses the mobile and in-home requirements of rural residents, with the
potential to serve as a model for how we can utilize spectrum more effectively
while creating differentiated consumer offerings.”

“Today’s announcement demonstrates nTelos’s commitment to finding new and
innovative ways to serve our customers, while maximizing the value of our
network assets to grow our business,” said James A. Hyde, CEO of NTELOS
Holdings Corp. “The convergence of fixed and mobile broadband networks holds
tremendous promise for consumers and telecom service providers alike, allowing
for an improved customer experience and new sources of incremental revenue.
Our relationship with DISH puts us at the forefront of that convergence and
creates an opportunity for nTelos to establish itself as a thought leader
among wireless service providers.”

About NTELOS

NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS), operating through its subsidiaries as
“nTelos Wireless,” is headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, and provides
high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage for approximately
451,000 retail subscribers based in Virginia, West Virginia and portions of
Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. nTelos’s licensed
territories have a total population of approximately 7.9 million residents, of
which its wireless network covers approximately 6.0 million residents. nTelos
is also the exclusive wholesale provider of wireless digital PCS services to
Sprint Nextel in nTelos’s western Virginia and West Virginia service area for
all Sprint CDMA wireless customers. Additional information about nTelos is
available at www.ntelos.com or www.facebook.com/nteloswireless and
www.twitter.com/ntelos_wireless.

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network
L.L.C., provides approximately 14.092 million satellite TV customers, as of
March 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming and technology with the
most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy
the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels,
the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH
Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

Contact:

For NTELOS Holdings Corp.
KCSA Strategic Communications
Jeffrey Goldberger, 212-896-1249
jgoldberger@kcsa.com
or
Rob Fink, 212-896-1206
rfink@kcsa.com
or
DISH Network
Media Relations:
Bob Toevs, 303-723-2010
bob.toevs@dish.com
or
Investor Relations:
Jason Kiser, 303-723-2210
jason.kiser@dish.com
 
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