DISH Network has added two more local HD (high-definition) markets in Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, and in Portland-Auburn Maine. The company plans to offer local HD to other areas that include Norfolk, VA, Buffalo, NY (May 2008), Jackson, MS, Mobile, AL, Memphis, TN and Omaha, NE (June 2008).
DISH plans on reaching its goal of having 100 local HD markets and 100 national HD channels by years end. They currently offer HD in 66% of U.S. households. The company offer 3 types of HD service packages that include “dishHD Essential”, “dishHD Ultimate” and “dishHD” for an additional $10, $20 and $29.95 mo. respectively.