Clearwire lists WiMax expansion cities for 2009-10

Baltimore and Portland, Ore., have been enjoying some of the first fruits of Clearwire's WiMax labor, and more cities are on tap for the next couple of years.

In an earnings report this week, Clearwire announced that it expects to be live in 80 markets in 2010. Here's what we'll be looking for:

  • 2009: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte (N.C), Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Seattle.
  • 2010: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Houston, San Francisco.

The report says Clearwire also expects "nearly 100 mobile WiMAX devices – such as laptops, netbooks, handhelds, USBs and modems – by the end of the year." This is still mainly data cards at this point, but you have to start somewhere.

MocoNews via Engadget

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10 Comments
  • what Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu before New York and Houston bull crap
  • yeh their rollout schedule makes no sense and doesnt even hit the major cities this year. and 100 WIMAX devices by the end of 09? Cmon now, they do realize its mid-March s0oon right? Theyve been saying the same lines since 2007 about the devices with no showing of anything beyond data cards.
  • I sure hope they start accelerating this, as well as devices. 2010 is a long way off, and with LTE here from other carriers in 2011, it will be a concern. However, one thing Sprint has learned is that cheap data keeps customers, and AT&T, Verizon and other will likely keep rates jacked.
  • I love to see my city, announced in Jan 2007 for late 2007, http://www.teleclick.ca/2007/01/chicago-and-washington-dc-to-get-sprint-... now listed for 2010. google these wimax articles, and is an unending set of broken dates and vaporware.
  • NYC should have been #1 and now we have to wait until next year??????? they need to get their sht together and do what is right and go where the money is. WE NEED WIMAX ON THE SUBWAY. IF THEY WANT TO SELL THIS IS THE TIME TO BRING WINMAX TO NYC AND SPECIFICALLY THE SUBWAYS IN NYC RIGHT NOW. WIMAX HAS A LONGGG RANGE AND IT IS VERY SIMPLE AND FAST TO PROVIDE WINMAX SERVINCE THROUGHOUT NYC.
    I DON'T GET IT. CLEAR/SPRINT REALLY DON'T WANT TO MAKE MONEY.
  • 1.> stop typing in Caps.
    2.> Wimax does not penetrate concrete well. Hence it absolutely unsuitable for subways in NYC.
  • It's interesting that DC is listed for 2010, because in November, the XOHM coverage finder was actually displaying DC-area coverage.
  • DC was listed for 2007. Never got done.
  • Anonymous poster: There's already about 20 WiMax products listed on http://WimaxHQ.com/wimax-matrix/ Granted, most of them are laptops, but why would they have released anything years ago if the network wasn't here? The networks are just now starting to show up and it only make sense that intel based products would ooze into the product lineup of all the big laptop manufacturers. All they have to do is slap the module in the machines as they're configured. The Mondi and other dedicated devices will probably take longer, but dang, for only being official since Portland's launch late last year, I'd say they're doing OK.
  • NYC should have been #1 and now we have to wait until next year??????? they need to get their sht together and do what is right and go where the money is. WE NEED WIMAX ON THE SUBWAY. IF THEY WANT TO SELL THIS IS THE TIME TO BRING WINMAX TO NYC AND SPECIFICALLY THE SUBWAYS IN NYC RIGHT NOW.
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    WIMAX HAS A LONGGG RANGE AND IT IS VERY SIMPLE AND FAST TO PROVIDE WINMAX SERVINCE THROUGHOUT NYC.
    I DON'T GET IT. CLEAR/SPRINT REALLY DON'T WANT TO MAKE MONEY.