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Sprint to Switch Off WiMax Network By End of 2015

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Apr 7, 2014, 4:13 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint has indicated via filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it will cease operating its WiMax network by the close of 2015. The company had previously committed to running its first-generation 4G network through 2015 and it is making good on that promise. At one time Sprint's WiMax network had about 17,000 sites operating. It has already repurposed about 5,000 sites for TD-LTE and plans to repurpose another 5,000 - all for its tri-band LTE Sprint Spark service. Sprint has launched Spark in about 20 markets and plans to reach 100 by the end of 2016.

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Apr 7, 2014, 5:37 PM

Clear Customers Deactivated

Guess that means people like my parents, who use and rely on Clear Wimax Home Internet service will be screwed. Sprint better upgrade those areas with their crap LTE and offer the same price, same unlimited data for home use or refund the modem fees for people who bought them at full price for sub par service. Sprint - Screwing over millions every year!
Clear was purchased by Sprint. They don't have to offer them a LTE replacement and honestly I doubt they will. Your parents will have to find an alternitive. I'm sure dsl or cable is an option.
Oh stop being a drama queen.. Wimax was a doomed technology format from the start - think of it as Beta vs VHS... LTE is clearly the winner and if your parents are served by a Clear site, they will probably get equal if not better service from an LTE ...
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