Nation’s Capital to Get WiMax

Mobile Broadband, States, Wireless June 4th, 2010


WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010-  Clearwire has recently launched its WiMax service in the nation’s capitol, making it the 33rd city to obtain the service. WiMax – unlike WiFi –  is able to cover miles of land with only a single tower. The service boasts speeds of 6 megabits per second down and 1 mbps up. Plans will range in price from $30 for mobile only to $50 for mobile and home use. There is also a $10 a day plan for occasional users.

“We’re proud to bring the nation’s leading 4G network to the nation’s capital, and we believe that D.C.-area residents, businesses and visitors can all benefit from an Internet experience similar to what they’re used to having at home or the office, anywhere around town or on the go,” said Jeff Fugate, CLEAR general manager for Washington. “Whether downloading the newest files before a meeting on Capitol Hill, hosting a video chat with friends from the National Mall, or researching an assignments while moving around an area university or museum campus, CLEAR provides an unmatched combination of Internet speed and mobility within the District and many of the other surrounding communities.”

Clearwire plans to expand service to Jacksonville and Daytona, Fla.; Nashville, Tenn; St. Louis; Salt Lake City; Merced, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, Calif.; Wilmington, Del.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Eugene, Ore.; Richmond, Va.; and Yakima and Tri-Cities, Wash., by the end of the summer.

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