Clearwire, Comcast, Sprint and Time Warner Cable today announced plans to launch their respective 4G mobile Internet services to additional cities in the summer of 2010. Each of the companies will offer 4G under their own 4G brand.
The companies plan to launch 4G mobile broadband services this summer in the following cities: Jacksonville, Daytona, Orlando and Tampa, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan.; Nashville, Tenn.; Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.; St. Louis, Mo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Merced, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, Calif.; Wilmington, Del.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Eugene, Ore.; and Yakima and Tri-Cities, Wash. The companies say consumers and businesses should expect to see additional network expansions throughout these cities, and a wide-range of independent marketing and advertising initiatives.
Customers in these cities will now be able to increase their mobility and productivity in many ways: from instantly downloading large files to get work done on the run, browsing the Web just like at home from across the city, or watching online videos and movies while travelling in the family car around town.
Clearwire says 4G customers can expect to see wireless service significantly faster than today’s 3G. They’ll also be able to purchase a wide range of 4G devices, including compact USB modems and other wireless devices all aimed at making lives in these 4G cities more mobile and efficient.