The commercial division of DISH has introduced DISH Fiber, a service that delivers premium managed Wi-Fi and live streaming TV in one combined solution. DISH Fiber is available to residents immediately upon move into a participating multi-family property.
The managed Wi-Fi provides high-speed internet in the unit and anywhere on the property, like the pool, gym or community room without switching between networks. The managed Wi-Fi solution also allows residents to access and log in to their secure, personal network across all devices to stream video, access social media and browse the internet. The managed Wi-Fi extends beyond video to the management of smart-home and smart-property technology, such as smart locks and thermostats, DISH announced.
The live streaming TV provides property-determined channels that are accessible via any browser-enabled device. The streaming portion of DISH Fiber does not feature DISH’s Sling streaming video service. Rather it allows streaming on-property of a “skinny package” of traditional satellite delivered DISH programming.
Residents can also upgrade to a full DISH package without a credit check or long-term commitment. Customers can choose from any of DISH’s standard programming packages, starting at $25 per month, which includes access to pay-per-view and live and recorded programming on-the-go via the DISH Anywhere app.
“The importance of high-speed internet services among apartment residents is undeniable and demands that property owners carefully consider how they implement this service,” said Alistair Chatwin, vice president of DISH Business, in a prepared statement. “With DISH Fiber, property owners can provide an excellent resident experience by giving them immediate access to all of the online and TV content they want when they move in, without having to schedule time off of work or school for complicated installations.”
Interestingly, there’s no mention of fiber broadband with this DISH Fiber package. Conceivably, all of the services packaged through DISH Fiber could be delivered without the use of fiber at all.