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Dish Seeks to Halt FCC Review of Sprint-Softbank Deal

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it's so obvious


Jan 17, 2013, 3:50 PM
that Dish wants to cut a deal with Sprint it's madness. Just make a deal happen, share some spectrum, start a joint venture, or whatever you have to do, and let the Sprint/Clearwire/Softbank deal go through so we can start to see some competitiveness in the wireless industry here in the US.

Jan 18, 2013, 2:23 AM
Honestly, I thought I knew what was going on here but I get more and more confused. Number 1 fact, Sprint and Clearwire are joined at the hip so no deal with Clearwire will ever get done like Dish is proposing. If Sprint doesn't get deal done, I guarantee you the Dish one will fall through, that will lead to the overinflated (yes, very overinflated) stock price of Clearwire dropping back down to $2 or sub $2. CLWR has enough cash to last a few quarters, which just gives Sprint more time to buy out minority owners. I'll admit that Dish has made a shrewd move here but their final outcome is what I'm not sure of. So I'm assuming like you that is all about getting good terms from Sprint in a joint venture or spectrum sharing proposal. Ever...

Jan 18, 2013, 8:56 AM
Both ATT & Verizon have a cable component to their services, with Dish & Sprint, Sprint can have a cable component to offer along with the rest of their services.

Jan 20, 2013, 2:45 PM
Sprint is in a tangled mess like always. They take too many risky moves.

Jan 21, 2013, 1:52 PM
Incorrect, this is a problem Dish Network feels it has with Sprint over who owns Clear, has nothing to do with Sprint's merger with SB. Sprint has a clear plan to get backed by this large Japanese company, that's no more risky than Verizon Wireless having a large backing by vodaphone or T-Mobile USA being backed by T-Mobile UK. If you are going to make a generalized bashing of a company, just because you think its still fun to bash on Sprint, you at least need to get your facts straight.

Jan 21, 2013, 9:30 PM
I disagree. Go and ask pretty much any 30 or younger person about how they set aside time to each weeknight to watch their favorite TV shows and they will probably stare at you like a deer in headlights.

They dynamics of broadcasting and entertainment are changing with the internet, and Dish knows this, they are trying to do something before their business model becomes obsolete.

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