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clearwire1Finally, the Clearwire/Sprint roller-coaster is coming to a stop.

After six months of back and forth, shareholders from Bellevue-based Clearwire today made it official when they approved Sprint’s $5 per share offer.

For those who have not been following along, Sprint will buy the remaining half of Bellevue-based Clearwire that it doesn’t already own. A long-running bidding war with Dish came to a close last month when Sprint upped its offer for Clearwire to $5 per share. Meanwhile, SoftBank is buying Sprint, the nation’s No. 3 carrier, for $21.6 billion. The FCC approved both transactions last week.

Sprint plans to use Clearwire’s spectrum to bolster its wireless network and better compete with the big boys like Verizon and AT&T.

The Sprint/Clearwire merger will be finalized on Tuesday.

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