Syracuse Marks First City in New York State to Receive Clearwire Service
SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2007--Clearwire
Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) is unwiring Syracuse with the introduction
of its wireless broadband Internet solution. The company announced
today the official launch of its wireless high-speed Internet access
and phone service to the city, its first market deployment in New York
Residents and businesses now have a fast, simple, portable,
reliable and affordable alternative to traditional dial-up, cable and
DSL. Clearwire service 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
"Clearwire is introducing the Syracuse community to one of the
most advanced high-speed wireless Internet access service, bringing
more freedom to how residents can now connect online and with one
another," said Kevin McKenzie, Clearwire's general manager of
Syracuse. "We are offering residents and businesses the best of all
worlds -- an easy, simple connection process coupled with exceptional
customer service and portability."
CLEARLY INSPIRED. THE CLEARWIRE A+ AWARDS.
Underscoring Clearwire's commitment to making a difference in the
communities it serves, the company is announcing the launch of
"Clearly Inspired. The Clearwire A+ Awards." The awards will recognize
local teachers who make a significant and positive impact on their
students by creating innovative learning experiences and lasting
connections with both students and the community.
Based on a 50-to 100-word nomination provided by community
members, entries will be narrowed to three finalists -- one grand
prize winner and two runners-up. The grand prize winner will receive a
$500 school supply scholarship, one laptop computer and a year of free
Clearwire service. The runners-up will each receive a $250 school
supply scholarship and a year of free Clearwire service.
To nominate an innovative and significant teacher, Syracuse
residents can visit www.clearly-inspired.com/Syracuse or www.b1047.net
and click on the Clearwire A+ Awards icon. Once at the nomination
page, submitters will be asked to write a brief account describing how
that teacher has impacted his or her life through innovative teaching.
For more information, visit www.clearly-inspired.com/syracuse.
To kick off the 2007 school year, winners will be announced in
"We are honored to recognize the hard work and dedication of our
schools' teachers through the Clearwire A+ Awards," said McKenzie.
"Clearwire is proud to reward these teachers and educators with the
much-needed tools and resources they need to continue to inspire their
students to succeed."
The Clearwire Difference
From students or police officers to entrepreneurial accountants or
construction site managers, 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 the Clearwire kiosk at The
Carousel Mall, Circuit City, Best Buy or online at www.clearwire.com,
and within minutes, Internet access or phone service will be up and
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 service. 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.
Syracuse 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