SPRINTS EXPANDS ITS 4G REACH
Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR), today officially launched its CLEAR 4G WiMAX service in 10 new markets, expanding CLEAR’s super fast mobile Internet service area to a total of 14 markets and over 10 million people. Effective today, these markets, including Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls, Texas; Bellingham, Wash; and Boise, Idaho, officially offer consumers and businesses access to the Internet wirelessly at true broadband speeds ? at home, in the office, and on the go anywhere in the CLEAR coverage area.
“CLEAR combines two of the most exciting technological advances of our generation – mobile communications and the Internet – in order to free our customers to take their rich home or office broadband experience with them anywhere around town or on the go,” said Mike Sievert, Chief Commercial Officer for Clearwire. “Our 4G WiMAX network provides a valuable new category of Internet service designed to make people’s lives more enjoyable and more productive by giving them access to the connections, information and resources that matter most, wherever they happen to be.”
A CLEAR Difference
Unlike other wireless services, CLEAR delivers a mobile broadband Internet experience on par with speeds typically experienced only on wired connections, like DSL. CLEAR customers can expect to see average download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.
The CLEAR customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short range limitations of a traditional hotspot. CLEAR uses a 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi called WiMAX, which provides service areas measured in miles, not feet. In these markets, the Clearwire network utilizes an area-wide WiMAX radio system from Motorola.
As the Internet integrates deeper into daily life, the opportunities to stay connected and be productive are enhanced by CLEAR in numerous ways,