Clearwire Communications has launched a 4G WiMAX wireless broadband network in Atlanta, with CLEAR service available to nearly 3 million people across approximately 1,200 square miles. The company says its customers can expect download speeds of 4 to 6 Mbps with bursts exceeding 15 Mbps. The network utilizes an area-wide WiMAX radio system from Motorola.
In addition to Atlanta, mobile WiMAX is already available in Baltimore and Portland, OR. Clearwire also plans to launch CLEAR in Las Vegas later this summer. The company plans to bring CLEAR to 80 markets and up to 120 million people by the end of 2010. Some of the additional markets planned to launch in 2009 include Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Some of the additional markets planned to launch in 2010 include New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area.