Clearwire Corporation, a leading provider of wireless broadband services, last week expanded availability of 4G, super fast mobile Internet service to St. Louis, Richmond, Va. and Salt Lake City, Utah. Now anyone with the service can now use the Internet at speeds four times faster than 3G — within the CLEAR coverage area.
Sprint currently owns 56 percent of Clearwire, with Intel, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Google and Bright House Networks owning much of the rest of the firm. Clearwire plans to launch 80 mobile WiMAX markets by the end of the year they’re already in a bunch of major cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boise, Chicago, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Washington, D.C. and more.
Clearwire’s 4G service is affordable as well – in most markets unlimited 4G coverage from CLEAR starts at $30 for the home while unlimited mobile plans start as low as $40. Bundled services such as Home and On-The-Go and Home and Voice plans start at $55 per month. The pricing, speed and ubiquity of the service make it a formidable competitor for AT&T and Verizon.
In the markets where it is available, Clearwire’s high speed mobile internet connectivity is creating ubiquitous coverage – enabling the kind of constant connectivity that Internet radio listeners can sink their teeth into.