Level 3 Communications today announced an expanded relationship with Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation, to support their CLEAR 4G WiMax services.

Level 3 will provide Clearwire with network transport services as part of their deployment of CLEAR™ WiMax services in major metropolitan markets across the United States.

"With a nationwide network footprint, Level 3 offers the network reach and scale to meet our business needs as we rollout next generation broadband services," John Saw, CTO for Clearwire, said in a statement. "As demand for the mobile Internet increases, we believe Level 3 offers the right combination of network infrastructure and service quality."

Under the terms of the agreement, Level 3 will deliver high-speed Internet connectivity to major U.S. cities, including Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington DC, Houston and the Bay Area. Each 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection will carry data and Internet traffic for CLEAR customers.

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