Sprint and Clearwire's 2009 WiMAX rollout almost complete

Clearwire and Sprint have been working hard to complete the planned WiMAX network deployment for 2009, and with the addition of a handful of new major markets this week, the project has nearly fulfilled its promises for the year.

Today, Sprint announced it has launched WiMAX services in the North Carolina cities Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and Cary; in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; and in Chicago, Illinois.

Todd Rowley, Vice President of Sprint 4G said, "Our aggressive expansion of Sprint 4G will include many new devices and capabilities that create increased performance and productivity while enhancing personal lifestyles on the go."

This statement of course was not a recent one, and was also used last week when the long-anticipated 4G network in Philadelphia was launched.

The final cities Iexpected to get Sprint/Clearwire WiMAX networks this year are Seattle/Tacoma Washington, and Honolulu/Maui Hawaii. By the end of 2010, more than 80 networks are expected nationwide including New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, and the District of Columbia.

With this latest expansion, WiMAX services from either Clear, Sprint 4G, Comcast, or Time Warner (all investors in the Clear WiMAX network) are available in:

  • Oregon --- Portland, Salem
  • Georgia --- Atlanta, Milledgeville
  • Nevada --- Las Vegas
  • Illinois --- Chicago
  • California --- San Francisco bay area (not yet public)
  • Pennsylvania --- Philadelphia
  • Maryland --- Baltimore
  • Texas ---- Dallas, Fort Worth, Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Killeen/Temple, Waco, Wichita Falls
  • North Carolina ---- Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Cary
  • Idaho ---- Boise
  • Washington --- Bellingham

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