Clearwire courting more cable partners, says CFO Prusch

Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR) is open to the idea of adding more cable operators to its cadre of partners. In fact, it's "courting new partners" and could very well add some this year, CFO Erik Prusch said during a presentation at the Citi 21st Annual Global Entertainment Media & Telecommunications Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"We've seen a lot of progress made by our cable operators and partners (Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks) so we're satisfied that their level of proficiency, their level of understanding, their commitment to this space continues to progress," Prusch said. "We continue courting a lot of different relationships that we expect to come to fruition in 2011."

Prusch also said that the resignation of company founder Craig McCaw holds no "hidden messages" and that the company and its majority owner Sprint (NYSE: S) are "mutually dependent." That relationship, he said, "continues to morph, it continues to change. It's going in the right direction."

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