|Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint Expand Baltimore 4G Mobile Broadband Network|
Posted: 20-Apr-2011 [Source: Clearwire]
[Regional Baltimore 4G network now covers 1.75 million people.]
Kirkland, Wash., Philadelphia, and Overland Park, Kan. -- Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR - News), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCASA - News) and Sprint (NYSE:S - News) today announced a significant expansion of the Clearwire 4G network footprint and key capacity upgrades for mobile broadband customers in the greater Baltimore metro area. The regional CLEAR(R), XFINITY(TM) Internet 2go and Sprint 4G service area has added coverage for an additional 37,420 people. Now, more than 1.75 million people in the Baltimore area have access to Clearwire's 4G mobile broadband network. This expansion represents new coverage since Clearwire's initial launch on June 1, 2010.
Enhanced capacity and expanded coverage can be experienced in the following communities:
* Baltimore, MD
* Dundalk, MD
* Columbia, MD
* Severna Park, MD
* Arbutus, MD
* Arnold, MD
* Severn, MD
* South Gate, MD
* Woodlawn, MD
* Perry Hall, MD
"The expansion of Clearwire's 4G coverage and capacity provides our customers and those of our wholesale partners a wider service area and deeper network resources to better meet the rapidly growing demand for mobile broadband connectivity across the region," said Mike Nash, regional general manager for Clearwire. "Baltimore has been a pioneer city in providing high speed wireless Internet service on the East coast. We are committed to providing the best service experience in the area and anywhere within the Clearwire 4G network."
"This is great news for Sprint 4G customers in the Baltimore area, where we launched our first 4G network in 2008," said Iyad Tarazi, Sprint vice president-Development and Engineering. "Customers remain hungry for our cutting-edge 4G devices, and we are delivering. In fact, we offer over a dozen 4G devices in stores today, and many of our service enhancements will ensure an even better 4G experience."
"Comcast continues to drive innovation in the market by giving customers ways to extend its services to anywhere they work, live and play," said Tom Coughlin, regional senior vice president for Comcast. "The expansion of XFINITY Internet 2go in the Baltimore metro area is another example of our focus in providing customers with an enhanced experience."
4G customers in these cities will be able to increase their mobility and productivity in many ways: from instantly downloading large files to get work done on the run, browsing the Web just like at home from across the city, or watching online videos and movies while travelling in the family car around town. A variety of 4G devices are available from both service providers.
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