Residents and Businesses of "The Sparkling City by the Sea"
Experience the Freedom of Wireless Broadband Internet Access
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2007--Clearwire
Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) is changing the way South Texas connects
online with the official launch today of its wireless high-speed
Internet and phone service in the Corpus Christi area. Residents and
businesses can now experience a fast, simple, portable, reliable and
affordable alternative to traditional dial-up, cable and DSL.
Clearwire 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 bringing the freedom of wireless Internet to a
person rather than a place -- to Corpus Christi residents," said
Steven Freeman, Clearwire's general manager of Corpus Christi. "We
offer an unparalleled experience -- complete with an easy, simple
connection process as well as exceptional customer service and
portability. Additionally, we are extremely pleased to announce a
partnership with the Corpus Christi Literacy Council, a local
organization dedicated to improving education and literacy throughout
the Corpus Christi community."
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 Corpus
Christi's newest business and community partners, Clearwire is teaming
up with the Corpus Christi Literacy Council, an organization dedicated
to providing local residents with basic English instruction as well as
English as a Second Language offerings.
"Clearwire is providing Corpus Christi with a great service,"
explained Mary Gleason, director, Corpus Christi Literacy Council.
"Clearwire's donation of portable services and computer access will
provide our tutors and our students with reliable Internet access,
allowing them to take advantage of the tools available beyond the
confines of our computer lab to enhance learning and language skills."
The Clearwire Difference
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 at 5425 S. Padre Island
Drive, Circuit City, Best Buy or online at www.clearwire.com, and
within minutes, Internet access or phone will be up and running.
Clearwire's coverage area for Corpus includes Robstown, Sinton,
Gregory, Portland, Rockport, Ingleside, Port Aransas and Aransas Pass.
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.
Corpus Christi 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 simple, portable and reliable wireless high-speed Internet
service. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., the company launched its
first market in August 2004 and now offers service in 42 markets in
more than 400 municipalities in 14 states across the U.S. Clearwire's
international markets include Ireland and Belgium, and the company
also offers wireless high-speed Internet services in Mexico and
Denmark through its partners, MVS Net and Danske Telecom. For more
information, visit www.clearwire.com.
Helen Chung, 425-216-4551
Chad Nishimura, 310-584-8333
SOURCE: Clearwire Corporation