Clearwire Extends WiMax Coverage

Clear 4G mobile broadband service introduced in Kansas City and Washington D.C., 4G extended in Baltimore

June 1, 2010

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), announced today the expansion of its sales operations for CLEAR's super fast mobile Internet service throughout Kansas City. The company also named John O'Donnell as general manager for this area.

With CLEAR(R), consumers and businesses can access the Internet wirelessly at true broadband speeds - at home, in the office, and on the go - anywhere in the CLEAR coverage area. CLEAR covers 670 square miles and more than 1.1 million people in areas extending as far north as the Kansas City International Airport, south to Belton, west to the Kansas Speedway, and east to Blue Springs. A detailed coverage map of today's service area is available at

For a limited time, customers in Kansas City can take advantage of CLEAR's online-only mobile Internet promotion with plans starting at $15 per month for the first two months after a $50 service credit. This online promotion is available

"CLEAR is thrilled to bring to Kansas City residents, businesses and visitors a super fast Internet experience similar to what they're used to having at home or the office, anywhere around town or on the go," said John O'Donnell, CLEAR general manager for Kansas City. "We're pleased to bring a valuable new category of Internet service designed to make people's lives more enjoyable and more productive with our service launch in Kansas City."

The CLEAR customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short-range limitations of a traditional Internet hotspot. CLEAR uses WiMAX, a wireless 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi because it provides service areas measured in miles, not feet. Furthermore, CLEAR gives users average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps. Outside of the CLEAR 4G service area, dual-mode 4G/3G connectivity is available which provides expanded coverage using the fastest service available for regional travelers by leveraging Sprint's 3G data network.

Also today, Clearwire announced the launch of service in central Washington D.C. and the expansion of its 4G network in Baltimore.

Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR)

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