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Clearwire, Sprint add 5 more WiMAX markets

Clearwire Corp. (CLWR) launched WiMAX service in five smaller markets today, bringing commercial operations to 49 cities to date. The operator is moving forward aggressively with its launch plans and plans to increase its presence, announcing a wholesale deal with Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) last week.
Clearwire and partner Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) announced commercial WiMAX service in Stockton and Modesto, Calif., Jackson, Fla., Wilmington, Del., and Grand Rapids, Mich. As with other newly launched markets, Clear customers who sign up for service online can get a 50% discount on service for the first two months, with overnight shipping included and no activation fee.
The carrier plans to launch service yet this summer in Tampa, Orlando and Daytona, Fla.; and Nashville, Tenn. By the end of the year, Clearwire expects to launch in New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Miami, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.


Tracy Ford
Tracy Ford
Former Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, RCR Wireless NewsCurrently HetNet Forum Director703-535-7459 [email protected] Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.

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