The chairman of Colorado-based Dish Network says he’s watching what happens with a proposed merger between AT&T and T Mobile. Charlie Ergen says if it’s approved it means a merger between Dish and DIRECTV is more likely. A merger could give Dish a lifeline. It’s struggling to find a new business model as it continues to lose customers while DIRECTV gains. Helping us sort out what this all could mean for Dish, the highest-ranked Colorado company on the Fortune 500, is Alex Sherman. He’s a reporter for Bloomberg News. He talks with CPR's Ryan Warner.

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