Clearwire Communications, Comcast and Sprint have announced plans to launch their respective 4G mobile Internet services in additional cities in the fourth quarter of 2009.
Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint will each launch commercial 4G service in Philadelphia in the next several weeks with official launch events and retail store openings to follow. In November, Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint will begin sales in Chicago. All three providers will begin selling in the Seattle/Tacoma area in early December.
In addition, Clearwire and Sprint will each launch 4G service in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, NC; and Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio, TX in November. Service will be available from both companies in Honolulu and Maui, HI in early December.
Clearwire’s 4G service is branded CLEAR. Comcast’s 4G service is branded Comcast High-Speed 2go and sold as part of a Fast Pack bundle. Sprint’s 4G service is branded Sprint 4G.