Francisco Burzi writes: "Three top U.S. cable operators are reportedly close to a deal with Sprint Nextel to offer wireless service, raising the stakes in the cable industry's battle with telephone companies. Multichannel News says a deal is imminent. ¶ Comcast, Time Warner and Cox could be close to offering cell phone service using Sprint's network as part of its bundled services. The cable companies are looking to resell Sprint Nextel wireless-telephone service under their respective brands. ..." Link: dailywireless.org.