Dish Network counters Sprint’s bid for Clearwire

A rival bidder has stepped between Sprint Nextel Corp. and its wireless network partner Clearwire Corp. Clearwire said Tuesday it received an unsolicited buyout offer from Dish Network Corp. that values Clearwire at $3.30 a share. That’s higher than the $2.97 a share deal that Clearwire’s board of directors has agreed to with Sprint.