Clearwire Communications has announced that it plans to deliver its CLEAR 4G service
in 10 US markets on September 1. According to the press release, the service will be coming to Boise, Idaho and Bellingham, Washington as well as eight Texas markets including Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls. Customers in these locations can activate service now at Clear’s website
The service is presently available in 4 markets, and Clearwire hopes to offer CLEAR to 80 markets and 120 million people by 2010. It expects to bring the service to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Philadelphia and Seattle before the year is up, but Boston, D.C., New York and San Francisco will have to wait until 2010.
Clearwire will celebrate the launches with local events, retail stores openings, ad campaigns and promotional offers throughout the fall. It claims that unlike any other wireless service, CLEAR delivers a mobile broadband Internet experience on par with that of a hotspot.