Clearwire Changes the Way Longview Goes Online by Eliminating Wires and Cables
Internet Service Provider Introduces East Texas to Wireless High-Speed Broadband Internet and Phone Access
LONGVIEW, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) is bringing the freedom of wireless broadband Internet services to East Texas. The company announced today the launch of its wireless high-speed Internet access and phone service to the city of Longview.
“Clearwire’s donation of services and computer access will allow students in our ESL program at Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church to access essential tools that will help them as they continue their English studies.”
Residents and businesses now have a fast, simple, portable, reliable and affordable alternative to traditional dial-up, cable and DSL. Clearwire service eliminates the confines of traditional cable or telephone wiring, allowing customers to connect at home, a local coffeehouse, the office or virtually anywhere else in the Clearwire service area.
“Clearwire is changing the way Longview residents and businesses connect online and with one another,” said Robert Hebert, Clearwire’s general manager of Longview. “We are offering the best of all worlds -- an easy, simple connection process coupled with exceptional customer service and portability.”
A Community Partner
Clearwire is committed to helping make a difference in the communities it serves. Through its “Clearly Connected Communities” the company provides simple, reliable and portable Internet service to local community organizations. To celebrate its entry as one of Longview’s newest business and community partners, Clearwire has partnered with the East Texas Literacy Council.
“As part of our dedication to the Longview community, we’re very pleased to partner with the East Texas Literacy Council -- an amazing organization committed to providing basic English (reading, math, writing) and English as a second language instruction for residents of East Texas. Our donation of laptop computers and our best-in-class wireless high-speed Internet service to this organization will allow students to access valuable resources on the Internet that are not currently available,” said Hebert.
“We have been in need of a computer lab for a very long time at our Longview ESL site, and we are extremely grateful that Clearwire has chosen to support the East Texas Literacy Council,” explained Jennifer Slade, director, East Texas Literacy Council. “Clearwire’s donation of services and computer access will allow students in our ESL program at Wesley McCabe United Methodist Church to access essential tools that will help them as they continue their English studies.”
The Clearwire Difference
From students or realtors to entrepreneurial accountants or construction site managers, Clearwire is an ideal solution for anyone in search of portable high-speed Internet service. Simply purchase a modem at a local retailer, including a new Clearwire store off of Loop 281 and Tuttle, Circuit City, Best Buy or online at www.clearwire.com, and, within minutes, Internet access or phone will be up and running.
Clearwire’s next-generation, non-line-of-sight wireless broadband network solution connects customers through licensed or secured spectrum. Radio signals are transmitted from a tower to a small, wireless modem, which easily connects a user’s computer to the Internet. With its simple plug-and-play installation, customers can be on the Internet within minutes of set-up.
In addition to wireless broadband Internet access, Clearwire also offers Internet phone services. Clearwire Internet Phone Service works with a customer’s existing high-speed Internet access and provides unlimited local and long-distance calling from a regular telephone. Longview customers can dial family and friends in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Clearwire, founded in October 2003 by Craig O. McCaw, is a provider of reliable, wireless high-speed Internet service. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., the company launched its first market in August 2004 and now offers service in 40 U.S. markets, covering approximately 9.9 million people in more than 420 municipalities in 13 states as well as approximately 1.2 million people in Ireland and Belgium with its network. In addition, wireless high-speed Internet services are offered in Mexico and Denmark by Clearwire’s partners, MVS Net and Danske Telecom. Assuming closing of all pending spectrum purchases, Clearwire’s spectrum portfolio covers approximately 223 million people in the U.S. with varying amounts of spectrum. For more information, visit www.clearwire.com.