to have 2-way communication so that they could be an isp & compete with cable. But, alas, it doesn’t go that way.
My connection from my dishnet box failed, and I was given dire warnings to fix it or else I would not be able to order on-demand PPV programs. If Dishnet had any 2-way communication, surely they would allow ordering PPV via satellite.
It turns out that the box will work quite well without an internet connection if you can live without PPV!