By Mike DubePublished February 02, 2018 02:15:49By Mike DubesDish and Verizon announced that they have decided to sever all cord-cutting ties with each other.
The announcement comes just days after the FCC ruled that Dish and AT&T have violated net neutrality rules by throttling streaming traffic on their networks.
The decision by Dish and other cable providers to sever ties with their former corporate partners came in a ruling issued last week by the FCC.
The FCC said that Dish had failed to adequately consider the economic impact of the net neutrality protections that the two companies have put in place since 2010.
Dish said that it has also decided to exit the “universe” that it once had, and move on to the “cosmic economy.”
The move comes as Dish and T-Mobile continue to fight for the FCC’s approval of a merger that would allow both companies to compete in the U.S. market.
The FTC, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice and the Department OF Justice filed a lawsuit last month seeking to block the proposed $85 billion deal.
Both companies have also filed legal challenges to the merger.DISH and T.
Mobile are facing stiff competition from companies like Comcast and Verizon, which have been able to offer more affordable and fast service.
Dish’s streaming services and T.-Mobile’s wireless offerings are among the most popular in the country, but both have struggled to maintain subscribers and make ends meet.
Last week, Dish and the FCC filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York, asking the court to block a merger between Dish and Softbank, the Japanese telecom conglomerate.