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Clearwire Expands 4G WiMAX to Central Pennsylvania

Clearwire Communications is expanding its high-speed mobile Internet service throughout Central Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and York. The company named Curtis Heffelfinger as general manager for the area.

With its CLEAR service, Clearwire says 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 271 square miles and more than 739,000 people in areas such as Greater Harrisburg from Mechanicsburg to Hershey, Greater York from West York to Hallam, Greater Lancaster from Millersville to East Petersburg, and Greater Reading from Sinking Spring to Mount Penn. CLEAR’s network already blankets 1,000 square miles and offers service to 3.6 million people in Philadelphia.

“We are excited about this day for two reasons: We believe that CLEAR is truly going to revolutionize the way folks in Central Pennsylvania access the Internet, and it’s personally gratifying to me given that Harrisburg is my hometown,” said Curtis Heffelfinger, general manager for CLEAR.

CLEAR uses wireless 4G WiMAX technology, giving users average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.

CLEAR’s mobile and residential plans can be purchased by the day or by the month, with several no-service-contract options available. Home Internet service plans start at $30 per month. CLEAR 4G mobile Internet plans start at $40 per month. For a limited time, customers in Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and York 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 $25 service credit with a two-year service agreement.

Additional savings are available for customers purchasing a combination of services such as home-and-mobile or mobile-and-mobile options. Combination plans start at $55 per month.


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