Clearwire’s High-Speed Wireless Internet Service Now Available at Circuit City Stores
Agreement and Store Presence Expands Distribution of Clearwire’s Service
KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearwire Corporation (www.clearwire.com) – a provider of next-generation wireless Internet services enabling fast, simple, portable and reliable communications anytime and anywhere within Clearwire’s coverage area – announced today a distribution relationship with Circuit City Stores, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics. Circuit City is now offering Clearwire’s high-speed wireless Internet service in all of its stores located in Clearwire markets.
“We are excited to add a leading, national consumer electronics retailer such as Circuit City to our distribution network.”
“The plug-and-play Clearwire service is designed to be easy to use, and our distribution relationship with Circuit City makes it just as easy for consumers to acquire our wireless broadband Internet service,” said Perry Satterlee, Clearwire’s co-president. “We are excited to add a leading, national consumer electronics retailer such as Circuit City to our distribution network.”
Clearwire provides an easy, off-the-shelf wireless high-speed Internet solution. Customers typically have the service operating within minutes of receiving the modem without any need for a technician to visit. There is no software to load and generally no configuring or changes to the customer’s computer. The fast and simple service can be accessed by simply taking the modem out of the box, plugging it in and connecting the Ethernet cord to the customer’s computer.
Clearwire currently provides a next-generation, non-line-of-site WiMAX-class solution. The portable Clearwire service can be moved from place-to-place inside Clearwire’s coverage area, which allows customers to use the service throughout their home, office or favorite coffee house. Customers use Clearwire to connect to the Internet using licensed spectrum, thus eliminating the confines of traditional cable or phone wiring. The tower equipment transmits radio signals from a base site to small, wireless modem, which easily connects a user’s computer to the Internet.
Clearwire, founded by Craig McCaw, is a provider of reliable, wireless high-speed Internet service. Clearwire, headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., has launched wireless high-speed Internet service in 33 metro markets, covering more than 370 cities and towns in Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin in the United States, as well as Ireland, Belgium, Denmark (under the Clearwire name with Danske Telecom) and Mexico (via its partner MVSNet). For more information, visit www.clearwire.com.