Clearwire abandons Alaskan market

9 Dec 2011

Cash-strapped US WiMAX operator Clearwire has reportedly withdrawn from the Alaskan telecoms market, and will no longer sell wireless broadband plans to new customers; existing subscribers can continue to use the service, but will not be able to alter their subscription plans. The news was broken by the Anchorage Daily News, citing a letter mailed to Clearwire customers. Washington-based Clearwire first began offering WiMAX services in Alaska around six years ago, covering Anchorage, Juneau and the Mat-Su. The newspaper reports that Clearwire has remained tight-lipped regarding the reasons behind its exit strategy, whilst admitting that it has already taken similar steps in other markets, including parts of Idaho, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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