Dish Network Corp. Chairman and Co-Founder Charlie Ergen

Dish Network Corp. Chairman and Co-Founder Charlie Ergen

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Dish Network Corp. Chairman and co-founder Charlie Ergen has said he’s willing to spend billions to enter the mobile-phone industry as a way to boost Dish’s revenue growth, which is projected to lag behind that of 89 percent of peers through 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.