Sprint and Clearwire Detail Remaining 2009 WiMax Roll-Outs
Today Sprint and its WiMax partner Clearwire announced where and when it will complete is 2009 WiMax roll-out. Sprint, Clearwire and Comcast will each launch WiMax service in Philadelphia in the "next few weeks." Chicago will follow some time in November, and the Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., markets will go live in early December. Clearwire and Sprint will also launch 4G service in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C.; and Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas, in November. Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, will follow in December. Sprint and Clearwire have yet to make clear which markets will be targeted in 2010.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
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