Clearwire Rolls Out Seattle WiMax

Kirkland, WA-based Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) switched on its WiMax wireless broadband service in the Puget Sound region of Washington today. The coverage area for fast Internet access is about 1,300 square miles around Seattle, extending as far as Arlington, Lakewood, North Bend, and Silverdale. Clearwire’s service is expected to go live in more than 25 markets around the U.S. by the end of the year. Sprint (NYSE: S), the largest shareholder in Clearwire, also rolled out its 4G mobile broadband service in Seattle today; the service runs on Clearwire’s network.

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