Clearwire, TWC and Sprint Widen WiMax In NYC Region
Clearwire, together with Time Warner Cable and Sprint, expanded 4G wireless WiMax coverage to an additional 91,363 people in the greater New York City metro area since November 2010, to now serve 11.927 million people in the region.
The expanded coverage is available in New York City, as well as Hartsdale, New Rochelle and Rockville Centre, N.Y., and in the following cities and communities in New Jersey: Newark, Elizabeth, Fair Lawn, Paramus, Secaucus, Union, Alpine and Bayonne.
"Time Warner Cable continues to take steps as a leader in the industry by offering our customers multiple ways to access the information and content they want at home, at work and on the go," Lou Lazzaro, vice president of wireless for Time Warner Cable New York City, said in a statement.
Details on Time Warner Cable Mobile Internet are available at http://mobileservices.timewarnercable.com.
In New York, TWC offers three wireless packages: National Choice, a 4G/3G service for $19.99 per month for TWC broadband customers that is capped at 250 Megabytes; National Elite, $49.99 per month (after three months) for unlimited 4G/3G service for TWC broadband customers; and 4G Elite, a 4G-only unlimited plan for $39.99 per month.
Clearwire's 4G network is currently available in areas of the U.S. where 130 million people live. The company is majority-owned by Sprint with investments from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Google and Intel.
As of the end of March, Clearwire had 6.15 million total subscribers, up more than sixfold from 971,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2010. Of those, 4.86 million are wholesale subscribers, most of which are users of 3G/4G multimode devices, via partners including Time Warner Cable, Sprint, Comcast, Locus Telecommunications, Cbeyond, Mitel and Best Buy.
Clearwire currently expects to end 2011 with approximately 9.5 million subscribers, mostly through wholesale partners. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company plans to announce its second quarter 2011 financial results on Wednesday, Aug. 3, after market close.
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By Kent Gibbons