Dish Network spent $6.2B on wireless airwaves

Dish Network Corp. spent a surprising $6.2 billion on wireless airwaves in a government auction, a big splurge that did little to address questions about the endgame for billionaire Charlie Ergen’s satellite company. Only T-Mobile US Inc. bid more in the auction, spending $8 billion out of the $19.8 billion in total proceeds. Dish’s hefty purchase jolted investors and bedeviled analysts, as the company already sits on one of largest troves of spectrum in the industry -- and still doesn’t actuall...

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