Google, Dish Network said to have discussed wireless service

The Wall Street Journal reports that the talks might not go anywhere, though.

Google and the satellite TV company Dish Network met recently to discuss a new wireless service that would pit it against giants like AT&T and Verizon, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

The talks were not "advanced" and may not go anywhere, the Journal said.

Dish has made clear over the past year that it would like to build out a wireless network using spectrum that it has been acquiring since 2008.

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