Dish's bidding in AWS-3 auction raises questions about its long-term strategy

Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends. Conventional wisdom has been that Dish will not actually walk away with the largest spectrum licenses in the biggest markets, but there is increasing speculation that Dish may actually win some key licenses after all, raising further questions about its long-term spectrum strategy. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein takes a look at what analysts are saying about Dish and its intentions. Article