Dish used “small business” discount to save $3 billion at taxpayer expense
Dish took advantage of discounts intended for small businesses to save $3.3 billion in an auction of public airwaves, making a "mockery" of the small business program, according to a member of the Federal Communications Commission. Dish used companies it owns in order to place $13.3 billion worth of winning bids in an auction of wireless airwaves that can be used for cellular networks. Results of the auction were announced last week. But Dish only has to pay $10 billion because it...