Tag: charles ergen

  • DISH CEO Charlie Ergen flooded GOP with cash while it held FCC

    By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org Anywhere the wind blows in politics, the money is sure to follow. As for DISH Network CEO Charles Ergen, a top political financier in the U.S. wireless broadcast game and regulation, it hasn’t just been a one-sided venture. Reported by Watchdog.org on Monday, Ergen’s hundreds of thousands of dollars of…

  • Charles Ergen dished cash to Dems to push FCC special treatment

    By Yaël Ossowski  / May 11, 2015 / Watchdog.org Dish Network founder and CEO Charles Ergen’s political giving reveals support for politicians who lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to reserve spectrum space for small companies — spectrum that Ergen then won in the FCC’s controversial January auction. In a May 2014 letter to FCC chairman…