ESPN Hangs Up on Mobile Venture

ESPN is closing down its much-advertised, sports-themed MVNO, it announced today. The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary said it would instead pursue licensing deals for its content with other cellular operators. The MVNO launched less than a year ago to much fanfare, but failed to sign up the numbers of subscribers needed to achieve ROI no […]

Between a Rock & a Hard Place

The telecom industry is stuck in a legal morass. Local phone companies have begun entering negotiations with the regional Bells to lease their networks, potentially replacing government-mandated rates that are the subject of years of litigation. At the same time, though, the biggest long-distance phone companies and smaller providers are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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