Telecommunications http://kplu.org en Sprint expands stake in Bellevue-based Clearwire http://kplu.org/post/sprint-expands-stake-bellevue-based-clearwire Telecommunications giant Sprint is poised to take a controlling interest in Washington-based wireless provider Clearwire. Clearwire's high-speed wireless data connections cover 80 major markets nationally, including a dozen in the Northwest.<p>Sprint is flush with cash after a Japanese cell phone company pumped $20 billion into it earlier this week. That gave the Kansas-based Sprint the boost it needed to buy another $100 million in Clearwire stock. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:58:56 +0000 Chris Lehman 6767 at http://kplu.org Sprint expands stake in Bellevue-based Clearwire