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General Discussions => General Chit Chat => Topic started by: Cheryl on April 07, 2009, 02:15:11 PM

Title: The Comcast Cup?
Post by: Cheryl on April 07, 2009, 02:15:11 PM
Latest rumor from Jayksi:

"The Comcast Cup? Will Comcast buy Sprint? "As telco giants AT&T and Verizon move deeper into the TV business, cable giants like Comcast may have to get into the wireless business to compete. That could eventually involve Comcast buying Sprint Nextel, the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier," writes Silicon Alley Insider. Comcast and Sprint are backing the Clearwire 4G wireless network, and its WiMax system. If Clearwire doesn't connect, and cash-rich Comcast decides it's easier to buy than build, "the most logical deal could be for Sprint, which currently has a $12 billion market cap," Insider says. "It's not a new idea. But it could make sense in the next few years." Citing a report from Pali Research, the article quotes Comcast CEO Brian Roberts at the annual cable show in Washington yesterday: “Wireless is a conundrum for the cable industry... AT&T and Verizon... are the super elephants. They’ve got all the market share..." He "avoided a clear answer to the question as to whether Clearwire was Comcast’s sole wireless strategy."(Philly.com)(4-6-2009)"

Ugh!  Another company I cannot stand possibly getting involved in racing... ::)


Title: Re: The Comcast Cup?
Post by: shawn on April 07, 2009, 05:19:21 PM
It's interesting that Nextel/Sprint/Comcast can change the name of the series to whatever they want, but companies like Cingular and Altel can't.

Title: Re: The Comcast Cup?
Post by: super61 on April 07, 2009, 11:17:10 PM
as a side note, camping world has asked napcar to seek another title sponsor for the truck series. they might not make it the full 2009 season


Title: Re: The Comcast Cup?
Post by: drpep (brian) on April 08, 2009, 02:09:09 AM
 Camping World story has been denied. Camping World is looking for a company to take over the sponsorship of the East and West Series.

Title: Re: The Comcast Cup?
Post by: Cheryl on April 08, 2009, 12:20:26 PM
From what I heard last year when Camping World stepped up to take over the truck series, they never intended to stay with the regional series after this year anyway.