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Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint Expand 4G Mobile Broadband Network Across the Puget Sound Region
Posted: 19-Jul-2011 [Source: Clearwire]

[Three million Puget Sound area residents have access to Clearwire's 4G mobile broadband network. ]

Kirkland, WA, PHiladelphia and Overland Park, Kan. -- Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR - News), Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA - News) and Sprint (NYSE:S - News) today announced an expansion of the Clearwire 4G network footprint and key capacity upgrades for mobile broadband customers in the greater Puget Sound, including communities on the Kitsap Peninsula, in Snohomish County and near Tacoma. The regional CLEAR(R), XFINITY(R) Internet 2go and Sprint 4G service area has added coverage for an additional 240,000 people. Now, nearly three million Puget Sound area residents have access to Clearwire's 4G mobile broadband network. This expansion represents enhanced coverage since Clearwire's initial launch on Dec. 1, 2009.

Enhanced capacity and expanded coverage can be experienced in the following communities: Bellevue, Edmonds, Elk Plain, Everett, Federal Way, Frederickson, Kirkland, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Marysville, Parkland, Puyallup, Renton, Seattle Hill-Silver Firs, Seattle, South Hill, Spanaway, Tacoma, and Tukwila.

"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 Amy Holly, regional general manager for Clearwire. "Consumers and businesses have recognized the important advantages of unlimited mobile broadband usage and we are committed to providing the best service experience in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area and anywhere within the Clearwire 4G network."

"This is fantastic news for Sprint 4G customers in the Puget Sound," said Kevin Kunkel, Sprint vice president-West Region. "Customers are eager for the latest 4G devices - either smartphones or mobile connectivity devices - and we are delivering. In fact, Sprint offers more than a dozen 4G devices available to customers 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 Len Rozek, SVP of Washington Region for Comcast Cable. "The expansion of XFINITY Internet 2go in the Seattle 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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