Sprint picks new CEO: Wireline spinoff Embarq's CEO poached--after Embarq asked them not to, the Wall Street Journal reported a few weeks ago--to be the new CEO of Sprint. He had previously headed Sprint's local telecom division, so he understands wire in the ground. Will he get the right mojo going when no copper or fiber is involved? All eyes turn to Kansas. The future of WiMax at Sprint? It's hard to imagine it will be unchanged, given that CEOs have to put their stamp on affairs that are in disorder; they aren't hired to keep the status quo when sales are down and the future murky.
As the Denver airport goes free, its downtown experiment starts charging: The Denver Post reports that system operator Kiva Networks couldn't get the return it wanted from advertising-supported Wi-Fi supplemented by fees paid by the Downtown Denver Partnership. It's moving to a $5 per day, $25 per month rate, still collecting some subsidies from the business group.
New SOHO networking blog at ZDNet: Rik Fairlie has launched a blog at ZDNet specializing in small office/home office networking. He's got a strong reviews background, so look to the blog as a tool for more information about products that might help a network operator better and faster.