The old threads are locked, but the rumor mill has begun buzzing about DIRECTV and Clearwire again. Rumor Mill: Is DirecTV interested in partnering with Clearwire? FCC Filing I have to admit, as a prior Clearwire L2 tech who lost his job to the Philippines and Barbados when Clearwire shut down the Las Vegas site to outsource their operations overseas, I'm not too particularly thrilled. But that's for purely personal reasons. Opening the discussion to see what other folks think.