Will Sprint and Clearwire make their 80-city WiMAX goal by the end of 2010?
New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay area will be the next WiMAX deployments to go live, Sprint and Clearwire announced today. Before the end of 2010, the nationwide WiMAX network constructed by Clearwire and Sprint will be activated in four more major metropolitan areas, including Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and Cleveland.
At the end of 2009, Sprint and Clearwire had about 30 WiMAX deployments open to the public in a dozen U.S. states, with plans to have more than 80 completed by the end of 2010.
It looks like the companies could fall short of that goal this year, with a total of 56 deployments in the united States thus far, and seven more expected before the year is complete.
The list of completed cities includes:
California - Merced, Visalia, Modesto and Stockton
Delaware - Wilmington
Florida - Orlando, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville
Georgia - Atlanta and Milledgeville
Hawaii - Honolulu and Maui
Idaho - Boise
Illinois - Chicago
Massachussets - Boston
Minnesota - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Missouri - St. Louis and Kansas City
North Carolina - Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro
Nevada - Las Vegas
Maryland - Baltimore, central Washington DC
Michigan - Grand Rapids
New York - Syracuse and Rochester
Oregon - Salem, Portland and Eugene
Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and York
Rhode Island - Providence
Tennessee - Nashville
Texas - Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Abilene, Amarillo, Corpus Christi, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, Waco and Wichita Falls
Utah - Salt Lake City
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima and Bellingham
According to the companies, New York City's deployment will go live on November first and will be available through Clear, Sprint 4G, and Time Warner Cable Mobile Internet. Los Angeles' network will be available one month later through Clear and Sprint 4G, and the San Francisco deployment will be available some time in late December through Clear, Comcast Xfinity Internet 2Go, and Sprint 4G.
No further details have been disclosed about the new networks in Ohio, Florida, and Colorado other than the fact that they will be opening "by the end of 2010."