4G coming to New York, LA, San Francisco this year
By Martyn Williams
Clearwire is launching its 4G WiMax network in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles before the end of the year, it said Monday.
The service offers speeds similar to Wi-Fi but without the short-range limitations and is already available in 56 markets across the U.S. The upcoming launch will strengthen the network’s reach into America’s largest cities and will likely make the service more attractive to business users who are often on the road.
New York will be get service from Nov. 1, Los Angeles on Dec. 1, and San Francisco in late December, the company said.
Services will be launched by Clearwire under its “Clear” brand and by Sprint, which owns a majority stake in Clearwire. In New York service will also be offered by Time Warner Cable and in San Francisco by Comcast.