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MarkC73
MarkC73
3/31/2014 | 3:12:44 AM
Re: Son of "The Godfather"
Well someone who buys Sprint has got to be outside of the norm.  Any Details on how these partnerships will work?  Shared Funding or long term access contracts?
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
3/28/2014 | 10:20:36 AM
Re: Son of "The Godfather"
Just think if Legere ends up working for Son, it could be a powerful combination of business acumen and an outgoing/obnoxious marketing machine.
Bill Van
Bill Van
3/27/2014 | 10:28:49 PM
Re: Son of "The Godfather"
Hey Sarah, Softbank's Son is looking more and more every day like  Al Gore's  "Darth Vader's"  cable pioneer John Malone.  Son is also looking like being as disruptive in the mobile industry as T- Mobile's John Legere.  
Mitch Wagner
Mitch Wagner
3/27/2014 | 6:03:10 PM
Regulating
First Comcast is funding Internet for low-income users, and now this. I like seeing service providers kiss up to regulators!
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
3/27/2014 | 5:55:44 PM
Re: SoftBank Corp. certainly doesn't, and it's willing to use its money to ensure LTE gets built in rural America.
It was probably started before their keynotes, negotiated in between and sealed after!  It is a great idea if it works.  The big 2 could use more competition so maybe this will work.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
3/27/2014 | 5:16:50 PM
Re: Son of "The Godfather"
I agree, Ritch, but I think it could backfire, especially if T-Mobile joins too.
Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas
3/27/2014 | 4:54:16 PM
Re: SoftBank Corp. certainly doesn't, and it's willing to use its money to ensure LTE gets built in rural America.
Interesting! I wonder if they forged the deal in between their keynotes this morning...
Bill Van
Bill Van
3/27/2014 | 4:36:41 PM
SoftBank Corp. certainly doesn't, and it's willing to use its money to ensure LTE gets built in rural America.
I guess this is why Son sold his eAccess company to Yahoo Japan today. Yes to fund this rural buildout. lol

 
RitchBlasi
RitchBlasi
3/27/2014 | 3:48:11 PM
Son of "The Godfather"
I can hear Vito Corleone now, "if I do this favor for you I might need to ask for your help in the future."  Pretty smart to me - "hey FCC, you're worried about rural broadband services?  I'll bypass that wired stuff and make it mobile.  And all you have to do is approve a few mergers for me."
mendyk
mendyk
3/27/2014 | 3:25:03 PM
Re: Put Son to work
Why is this starting to feel like a 21st-century remake of Green Acres?
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