Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) was the company that offered $1B-$1.5B for some of Clearwire's (CLWR...

|About: Verizon Communications (VZ)|By:, SA News Editor

Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) was the company that offered $1B-$1.5B for some of Clearwire's (CLWR -2.8%) spectrum, the WSJ reports. Meanwhile, Dish (DISH -6.4%) says it hasn't formally withdrawn its $3.30/share offer for Clearwire, but would honor Sprint's (S +14.9%) $2.97/share offer. Naturally, Dish touts the potential of a Sprint merger to enable triple/quad-play bundles - a recent Consumer Reports survey drove highlighted their popularity. CEO Charlie Ergen also talks up the implications of soaring mobile data usage, and compares Dish's strategy to a Seinfeld episode where everything comes together in the last 2 minutes.