Clearwire expands WiMAX to DC, Kansas City

4 Jun 2010

Clearwire has launched WiMAX high speed internet services under the ‘Clear’ brand in the Washington DC and Kansas City areas, bringing its network coverage to 33 regional markets. Home (fixed) internet plans cost USD40 per month with ‘up to 6Mbps’ maximum download speeds (averaging 3Mbps-6Mbps) and 1Mbps peak uploads, whilst VoIP phone services can be added for USD15 or USD20, depending on the package. A USD40 mobile WiMAX monthly broadband plan offers the same 6Mbps/1Mbps top speeds, and a USD15 add-on allows usage of Sprint’s 3G mobile data network when outside of the Clear WiMAX footprint. According to local press reports the arrival of WiMAX in Washington DC comes more than two years after its original scheduled debut. By the end of 2010 Clearwire’s network is expected to cover up to 120 million people, including additional cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Miami, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

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