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Best Buy to offer mobile internet service using Clearwire's WiMAX network

in News, Best Buy, Clearwire, 4G, WiMAX

Best Buy Connect & Clearwire have have entered in a partnership in which Best Buy will use Clearwire's WiMAX network to offer mobile internet service to customers under the Best Buy Connect service. 

Best Buy is first major wholesaler, outside of Clearwire's strategic investors, to join Clearwire's 4G "Network of Networks" and offer service under the Best Buy name. Beginning in 2011,Best Buy will start offering a new 4G tier for its recently introduced Best Buy Connect service. B

"Our strategic wholesale agreement with Clearwire will enable Best Buy Connect to leverage the Clearwire 4G network's speed and bandwidth to deliver compelling new mobile broadband experiences for our customers," said Jed Stillman, vice president of Best Buy Connect. 

"This agreement paves the way to providing one-stop shopping and support for mobile broadband as more people become more connected across all kinds of devices. We believe consumers will appreciate the added advantage of relying on Best Buy Connect for both 3G and 4G mobile broadband services beginning next year," added Jed Stillman.

CLEAR 4G service is currently available in 44 markets across the United States and more markets are planned in 2010. By the end of 2010, CLEAR 4G will also be available in major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, Miami, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

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