Archive for May 2nd, 2008

Sprint’s new CFO gets a handful

Robert Burst took over as Sprint’s chief financial officer today, and I’m sure he’s had better first days on the job. If Standard & Poor’s cutting Sprint’s credit rating to junk status wasn’t enough, a federal appeals court sided with the FCC, requiring Sprint switch off its iDEN network in 800 MHz in all markets by June 26, regardless of whether the public safety agencies occupying its replacement spectrum are ready to leave. more

Broadband over powerline bruised again

In Dallas this week for the Broadband Properties Summit, I ran into someone who had signed up the broadband-over-powerline service that DirecTV had been trialing there in partnership with Current Communications. (That is, until that trial “collapsed” yesterday, according to the Dallas Morning News.)
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