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Sprint and Clearwire dispute in arbitration, Firece Wireless reports
Fierce Wireless has a report on a dispute between Sprint and Clearwire Corp. over who gets that extra bit of money Sprint's 4G phone customers pay.
Clearwire is building and runs the 4G network on which Sprint's fastest service operates. The service costs an extra $10 a month for Sprint customers who have 4G-capable devices, currently the Evo and Epic handsets.
The disagreement, according to the Fierce Wireless report, is over the extra $10 a month coming in from Evo and Epic subscribers in markets where Clearwire has yet to lauch its 4G WiMax coverage.
The report said the amount in dispute appears to be about $17 million for Clearwire, an amount Sprint says is not material to its own position.
A potentially more important question is whether the dispute is holding up talks about Sprint providing Clearwire some badly needed cash.
Clearwire has said it will run out of cash mid next year. It's pursuing several sources of funding and Sprint has acknowledged it is one.