Dish Network

Dish Network
5701 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120

Company information

Three people – Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen and Jim DeFranco – were hauling an enormous C-band TV dish antenna via pickup truck to a customer in remote Colorado. In the early 1980s this was one of only two dish antennas owned by the developing new business. A powerful gust of wind whipped up, blowing the antenna off its trailer and into a roadside ditch. There goes half of the company.

Summed up as a bad day in the infancy of DISH, the founding trio overcame this setback to build what is now a Fortune 250 company that employs thousands and serves millions throughout the nation – a seemingly unlikely future on that blustery day.

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Company profile type: 
Company Direct
Company size: 
More than 5,000 Employees
Industry: 
Telecom | Network Infrastructure
Company stage: 
Mature

Company contact: 

Sara Hoberg 
Satellite TV Technician/ Installer
720-514-8736

Company locations

5701 S Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, CO 80120