FAQ: Dish's $25.5 Billion Bid for Sprint

Dish Network has offered to buy Sprint Nextel for $25.5 billion in cash and stock Photograph by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

First, the news: This morning Dish Network announced an unsolicited $25.5 billion bid to buy Sprint Nextel, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier behind Verizon and AT&T. Now the questions.

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