Super Fast Mobile Internet Service Coming to Boise, Idaho; Bellingham, Wash.; and Eight Texas Markets, Including Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls
KIRKLAND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 3, 2009– Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation, (NASDAQ:CLWR) today announced the official launch day of CLEAR™ 4G service in Boise, Idaho; Bellingham, Wash.; and eight markets throughout Texas, including: Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Killeen/Temple, Waco and Wichita Falls will occur on September 1, 2009. CLEAR offers the first super fast mobile Internet service that works as fast on the go as it does at home. Customers in these new markets interested in experiencing CLEAR today can activate service now via clear.com.
Clearwire will celebrate the official launches in each market with local events, retail store openings, ad campaigns and promotional offers throughout the fall.
A CLEAR Difference
CLEAR offers the first super fast mobile Internet service that works as fast on the go as it does at home. Unlike other wireless services, CLEAR delivers a mobile broadband internet experience on par with speeds typically experienced only on wired connections, like DSL.
The CLEAR customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short range limitations of a traditional hot spot. CLEAR uses a 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi called WiMAX, which provides service areas measured in miles, not feet.
Clearwire’s 4G network is now available in four markets, with the expected September 1st launches adding an additional 10 markets, and the company plans to bring CLEAR to 80 markets covering up to 120 million people by the end of 2010. In addition to the markets announced today, consumers and businesses can now purchase the company’s 4G services online and at various retail locations in Atlanta; Baltimore; Las Vegas and Portland, Oregon.
Some of the additional markets planned to launch in 2009 include Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia and Seattle. In 2010, Clearwire plans to launch 4G service in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area among others.
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2009 CLEAR Launch Plans & Second Quarter Financial Results
Clearwire will provide additional information regarding the remainder of the 2009 CLEAR market launch plans during the company’s second quarter earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 11. The financial release will be available at http://newsroom.clearwire.com at approximately 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Clearwire executives will host a conference call and webcast following the release at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available online on the company’s Investor Relations website located at: http://investors.clearwire.com. Interested parties can access the conference call by dialing 800.901.5241, or outside the United States 617.786.2963, five minutes prior to the start time. The passcode for the call is 84387819.