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Sprint must continue to support WiMAX network through early 2016, denied $65M bond

November 11, 2015

November 11, 2015 – Sprint received a setback in its latest attempt to turn off its WiMAX network, with a Massachusetts state court judge rejecting the carrier’s request for a temporary suspension of a previously issued preliminary injunction requiring the carrier to keep the network running through early 2016.

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Thursday: Petition Delivery to Sprint Protesting Its Plan to Cut Internet to 300,000

(KANSAS CITY) November 11, 2015 – A group of Kansas City residents is delivering a petition to the Sprint Corporation this Thursday at 11 a.m. to protest the company’s continued effort to shut off broadband access to more than 300,000 vulnerable Americans, including at least 150 Kansas City families who live below the federal poverty […]

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Judge Rejects Sprint’s Effort to Continue Internet Shutdown, Force Nonprofits to Post $65 Million Bond

(BOSTON) November 10, 2015 – Today, a Massachusetts state court rejected the Sprint Corporation’s request for a temporary suspension to the preliminary injunction it granted last week that stopped Sprint from shutting off broadband access to more than 300,000 mostly low-income Americans, including 1,820 nonprofits, 429 schools and 61 libraries across the country. The court […]

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Court Releases Full Decision on Injunction

November, 2015

November 9, 2015 A Massachusetts state court today released a full decision explaining the preliminary injunction it issued last Thursday stopping Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network on Nov. 6. The decision, in part, reads: “…Sprint benefits tremendously from having the ability to use portion of plaintiffs’ EBS licenses for its own commercial use. […]

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Sprint WiMax network users won’t get cut off today thanks to court-ordered reprieve

A legal win for some remaining customers will delay the final shutdown that was set for Friday A court ruling has put off the end for Sprint’s WiMax network, which was scheduled to shut down on Friday after a rocky seven-year history. Two low-cost service providers that serve schools and nonprofits won Thursday a preliminary […]

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Judge orders Sprint not to shut down parts of WiMAX network for 90 days

A state judge in Massachusetts delayed Sprint’s (NYSE: S) plans to shut down Clearwire’s legacy mobile WiMAX network in 75 cities across the country by 90 days. In doing so, the judge sided with two nonprofits that had sued the carrier, alleging that Sprint violated their contract by pushing them to accept LTE service that […]

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Temporary Injunction Keeps Affordable Internet Access at Libraries

Updated Nov. 6, 2015 with Sprint’s statement. Nonprofits that filed lawsuit against Sprint over contract dispute have 90 days to migrate users. A Massachusetts state court has granted a preliminary injunction to stop a planned shutdown of Sprint Corporation’s WiMax broadband network, giving providers of low-cost internet access to libraries and other organizations 90 days […]

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Sprint Shutdown Suspended: Nonprofits Win Preliminary Injunction, Protect Internet for 300,000 Americans

Nonprofits Release Statement in Response to Court Ruling BOSTON, MA, November 5, 2015  Today, a Massachusetts state court granted a preliminary injunction and stopped the Sprint Corporation from its plan to shut off broadband access at midnight tonight to more than 300,000 mostly low-income Americans, including 1,820 nonprofits, 429 schools and 61 libraries across the […]

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Lawsuit: 250 Chicago-area schools, libraries to lose affordable Internet access

October, 2015

More than 250 Chicago-area schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations will lose affordable Internet access in early November, according to a lawsuit filed this month against Sprint.

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Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet

October, 2015

After purchasing Clearwire three years ago, Sprint is shutting down the WiMAX network that powers Clearwire’s CLEAR internet service so it can focus on LTE, the 4G network that has emerged victorious over WiMAX. Sprint plans to shutter CLEAR on Nov. 6. If that was too much telecom jargon for you (it was for us, […]

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