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Sprint Plans to Shut Nextel Network as Early as June 2013

Sprint said Tuesday that it would shut down its Nextel network as soon as June of next year, as the company aims to free up space for its next-generation LTE network.

The carrier has been working on plans to sunset the Nextel network for some time, and said that the end would likely come next year. It has launched a number of phones on its Sprint network that feature Nextel’s hallmark push-to-talk feature.

“Sprint will send written notices to business and government customers beginning June 1, 2012, regarding the iDEN Nextel National Network shutdown,” Sprint said in a statement. “Additional notices are planned for distribution to the iDEN base multiple times over the next year as the shutdown of the iDEN Nextel National Network becomes more imminent.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald