EchoStar Corporation is a publicly traded American company that designs, manufactures and provides satellite communication services, including satellite television, satellite broadband, and other satellite-based services. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. EchoStar operates a fleet of communications satellites and provides services to both residential and commercial customers through its subsidiaries, such as DISH Network and Hughes Network Systems. EchoStar's technology is used in a variety of applications, including television and broadband delivery, as well as government and military communications. The company also provides equipment and services to other satellite operators and commercial customers around the world.