Misreading of the news
I believe this recap misses what Ergen was saying. What he was saying is that he wanted to use the Blockbuster locations as retail distribution for a wireless data play. But, since the FCC has delayed his waivers, that he cannot bank on that occuring.
Now, I think this is all BS in any event. Charlie is a master poker player. He is setting up his excuse for selling the spectrum to ATT and/or Verizon the same as Cox and the other cable companies did.