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Would this be an acquisition or a repossession?
Just one poorly executed business deal with Clear one after another. Dan Hesse and Bob Johnson should of washed their hands of this debacle back in Q4 2008 when Clear used Sprint's and Sprint's stakeholder's capital to fund Clear's retail business model to compete directly with Sprint in the CGN/BGN broadband market.
Clear has bled Sprint dry and had delivered nothing other than bad debt, a botched network vision upgrade that has grossly failed to meet any of it's hard stop deadlines and is well over budget.
Isn't this like?