Clearwire Brings High-Speed Wireless Broadband and Phone Service to The Queen City

Charlotte Businesses and Residents to Receive Broadband Service On the Go

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) announced today the official launch of its wireless high-speed Internet access and phone service to the Charlotte area with the introduction of its next-generation wireless broadband solution. The service eliminates the confines of traditional cable or telephone wiring, allowing customers to connect at home, a local coffeehouse, the office, park or virtually anywhere else in the Clearwire service area. Charlotte residents and businesses now have the opportunity to receive a fast, simple, portable, reliable and affordable alternative to traditional dial-up, cable and DSL.

“The service will free users from broadband access that are location-based, allowing residents to access high-speed Internet wirelessly across the city.”

Clearwire is changing the way Charlotte consumers connect online and with one another, by offering an advanced wireless broadband connection process coupled with portability and great customer service, said Curtis Heffelfinger, Clearwires general manager in Charlotte. The service will free users from broadband access that are location-based, allowing residents to access high-speed Internet wirelessly across the city.

The Clearwire Difference

Clearwire is an ideal solution for anyone in search of portable high-speed Internet service that is simple to use and reliable. Simply purchase a modem or a pc card at a local retailer including the Clearwire kiosk locations at SouthPark Mall or Carolina Place Mall, Best Buy, Circuit City or online at, and within minutes, Internet access or phone service will be up and running.

Clearwires 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 or pc card, which easily connects a users 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 service. Clearwire Internet Phone Service works with a customers existing high-speed Internet access and provides unlimited local and long-distance calling from a regular telephone. Charlotte customers can dial family and friends in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

About Clearwire

Clearwire, founded in October 2003 by telecom pioneer Craig O. McCaw, is a provider of simple, fast, portable and reliable wireless high-speed Internet service. Clearwire customers connect to the Internet using licensed spectrum, thus eliminating the confines of traditional cable or phone lines. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., the company launched its first market in August 2004 and now offers service in 16 states across the U.S. as well as in Europe and Mexico. For more information, visit


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