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CLEAR & Sprint 4G WiMAX Launches in Pugent Sound/Seattle, WA

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CLEAR coverage in Puget Sound/Seattle, WA

Great news for broadband-lovers in the Seattle area: CLEAR and Sprint 4G have launched their WiMAX networks in several markets around Puget Sound and Seattle!

Below is an excerpt from the CLEAR press release for the new markets in Seattle:

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2009-- Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) announced today the expansion of its sales operations for CLEAR’s super fast mobile Internet service throughout the Puget Sound region of Washington, including: Seattle and King County, Pierce County, Kitsap County, and Snohomish County. The company also named Brian Carter as general manager for the Puget Sound market.

With CLEAR, consumers and businesses can access the Internet wirelessly, at true broadband speeds – at home, in the office, and on the go anywhere in the CLEAR coverage area. CLEAR covers over 1,300 square miles and approximately 3.1 million people in the Puget Sound market. Regionally, service extends as far north as Arlington, as far south as Lakewood, as far east as North Bend, and as far west as Silverdale.

“CLEAR is excited to bring to Seattle residents, businesses and visitors an Internet experience similar to what they’re used to having at home or the office, anywhere around town or on the go,” said Brian Carter, Clearwire general manager, Puget Sound. “We're pleased to provide this community a valuable new category of Internet service designed to make people’s lives more enjoyable and more productive.”

A CLEAR Difference

The CLEAR customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short-range limitations of a traditional Internet hotspot. CLEAR uses a wireless 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi called WiMAX, which provides service areas measured in miles, not feet. Furthermore, CLEAR gives you average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.*

As the Internet integrates deeper into daily life, the opportunities to stay connected and be productive are enhanced by CLEAR in numerous ways. For example:

  • A mobile professional no longer needs to seek out Wi-Fi hotspots or be constrained by the speeds and limitations of 3G modem cards;
  • A college student or retiree can now have affordable Internet service to meet their needs at home, on campus and on-the-go;
  • A commuter can now work or access entertainment sites like Hulu or Pandora on the way to and from home;
  • A busy parent can now have full Internet connectivity for kids studying or playing games in the back of the family minivan.

For these and many other customers, CLEAR’s simple and innovative pricing provides ultimate flexibility. CLEAR’s mobile and residential plans can be purchased by the day or by the month, with several no-service-contract options available. Home Internet service plans start at $25 (USD) per month. Regular mobile Internet plans start at $35 per month, or, for a limited time, customers can take advantage of CLEAR’s mobile Internet promotion with plans starting at $30 per month for customers that sign-up for service online at www.clear.com. Customers can also purchase a convenient day pass for $10. Additional savings are available for customers by purchasing a combination of services that could include home-and-mobile or mobile-and-mobile Internet plans starting at $55 for both, or by signing up for a two-year service agreement. The dual-mode 4G/3G plan is available for just $70 per month with a two-year service agreement. Customers can find full details about pricing options, business plans and purchasing the service online at www.clear.com, or by visiting other authorized CLEAR dealers. CLEAR service is available online at Clear.com and beginning today at CLEAR retail stores and authorized dealer locations throughout the area. CLEAR retail stores are located at: 1431 Third Avenue, Seattle; 2600 SW Barton at Westwood Village, Seattle; and 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue. CLEAR service is also available from a number of other outlets including Best Buy.

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