Atlanta woke today to 4G speeds, though you'll need WiMax-enabled device or data card to take advantage, natch. We're still waiting for WiMax-enabled phones to hit the mainstream, too (though here's a hands-on we got with one).
In addition to Atlanta, we're still expecting Clearwire to flip on WiMax in more cities in the coming months. Namely:
- 2009: Las Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte (N.C), Dallas/Fort Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia, Seattle.
- 2010: New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Houston, San Francisco.
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When is Clearwire roll out its WiMax in Los Angeles ????
Go to www.SurfClearwire.com to activate if you are in Atlanta, Portland, or Las Vegas. These guys give you the best deal by offering a gift card or free months of service and let you try it for 7 days to make sure you want it. To answer your question, it seems that Clear is promoting their network that was built for internet and will get consistent speeds at 6MB down. I currently have Time Warner Cable and they say we get 12MB down but 90% of the time (especially when others are on when everyone gets home from work) we get about 4-6.
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