Clearwire Launches Clear Modem with Wi-Fi
New Single Device Option Offers Simple End-to-End Wireless Home and Office Networking
CLEAR 4G Home Service Plans with Unlimited Data Usage Start at $35/Month
Fast Home Networking with 802.11n; Compatible with 802.11b/g
Clearwire 4G Network Now Covers 103 Million People in 68 Markets
KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR), a leading provider of wireless broadband services and operator of the first 4G network in the country, today announced the availability of the Clear Modem with Wi-Fi. The new modem brings super fast CLEAR(R) 4G service to the home or office, simplifying local area networking with an end-to-end wireless solution. The Clearwire 4G network offers average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.*
"Now our customers can get broadband Wi-Fi internet throughout their house, with one simple device about the size of a book - and without a rat's nest of wires," said Mike Sievert, Chief Commercial Officer at Clearwire. "Our new Clear Modem with Wi-Fi makes it easier than ever to connect the Wi-Fi devices that customers already have at home, such as laptops and desktops, tablets, iPods, and smartphones, without needing a wired connection to the cable or phone company."
The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi is part of a growing ecosystem of nearly 70 devices on the market today that enable customers to connect to CLEAR 4G. The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi offers secure Wi-Fi connectivity to 802.11b/g/n capable devices and supports Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64 and Mac OS8 or higher.
Price and Availability
The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi is available nationwide from http://www.clear.com and from CLEAR retail stores and authorized dealers beginning today. The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi can be purchased for $120 or leased for $7 per month. Monthly data service starts at $35. CLEAR home service customers can add home voice service, with unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, for just $15 per month.
Stay Connected - At Home or On the Go
Clearwire offers multiple ways, in addition to the Clear Modem with Wi-Fi, to connect to CLEAR 4G service - via a modem, mobile device, or a 4G-embedded laptop or netbook.
Clear Spots(R): Clear Spots are personal mobile hotspots that allow users to easily and securely share unlimited internet access anywhere CLEAR has coverage simultaneously with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The Clear Spot 4G brings 4G to Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, smartphones, and portable gaming devices. The Clear Spot 4G+ allows power users and road warriors to stay connected across the U.S. by automatically switching from 4G and connecting to Sprint's 3G nationwide network outside the 4G coverage area. The iSpotTM is made exclusively for Apple mobile devices** including the iPadTM, iPod touch(R) and iPhone(R). The Clear Spot 4G and iSpot each cost $99 or the Clear Spot 4G can be leased for $5 a month. The Clear Spot 4G+ costs $225 or can be leased for $9 per month. Clear Spots can be purchased at http://www.clear.com/spot.
Clear 4G+ Mobile USB: Mobile users simply plug-in the compact Clear 4G+ Mobile USB into their laptop to get online. This dual-mode 4G/3G modem gives users access to the 4G network in the CLEAR coverage area and to 3G coverage nationwide. The Clear 4G+ Mobile USB costs $115 or can be leased monthly for $6.
Embedded 4G WiMAX Laptops: Customers can also select from more than 45 different 4G WiMAX-ready laptops and netbooks with Intel(R) CoreTM or AtomTM processors and the embedded Intel(R) wireless module Advanced-N + WiMAX from leading manufacturers including Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, Toshiba, Samsung, Gateway, and Asus. All of these operate on CLEAR, and more than 20 of these 4G WiMAX-ready laptops are now available at Best Buy stores and at http://www.bestbuy.com.
Clearwire's 4G Network in 2010
CLEAR 4G service is currently available in 68 markets across the United States, including: Sacramento, Merced, Visalia, Los Angeles, Modesto and Stockton, Calif.; New Haven and Hartford, Conn.; central Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Del.; Miami, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Fla.; Atlanta and Milledgeville, Ga.; Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii; Boise, Idaho; Chicago, Ill.; Boston, Mass.; Baltimore, Md.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.; Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro, N.C.; Trenton and New Brunswick, N.J.; New York, Syracuse and Rochester, N.Y.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio; Salem, Portland and Eugene, Ore.; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and York, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Nashville, Tenn.; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Richmond, Va.; Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima and Bellingham, Wash. By the end of 2010, CLEAR 4G will also be available in other major metropolitan areas such as Denver and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of wireless broadband services. Clearwire's 4G network currently provides coverage in areas of the U.S. where approximately 103 million people live, and the company plans to continue to expand its 4G coverage. Clearwire's open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility to deliver next generation broadband access. The company markets its 4G service through its own brand called CLEAR(R) as well as through its wholesale relationships with Sprint, Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Clearwire is headquartered in Kirkland, Wash. Additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com.