Analyst Says Verizon's Frontier Deal Could Benefit Dish

More lines could lead to additional subscribers for Dish

Verizon Communications' $5.25 billion stock deal to sell 4.8 million access lines to Frontier Communications could have an additional beneficiary -- Dish Network -- according to Wachovia Securities broadcast and cable analyst Marci Ryvicker.

In a research note Wednesday morning, Ryvicker noted that satellite-TV provider Dish currently has a distribution partnership with Frontier and the additional lines could lead to additional subscribers.

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