Did you know that Clearwire
provides internet services for the home? They do. Aside from offering mobile 4G access, the WiMAX
company also delivers Internet service to homes, and there's a new modem out for those who are considering the service. It's called the Clear Modem with Wi-Fi, and basically, it's a Clearwire 4G modem + WLAN router built into one single unit.
Buying this prevents users from having to buy a 4G modem for their home as well as separate router to send signals out over Wi-Fi. This one box does it all. It's a pretty slim one too, so it shouldn't be too worrisome to install. The WLAN portion supports 802.11b/g/n and functions on Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64 and Mac OS8 or higher. It's available now from http://www.clear.com and from CLEAR retail stores and authorized dealers for $120 for an outright purchase, or $7/month for a lease.
Clearwire Launches Clear Modem with Wi-Fi
New Single Device Option Offers Simple End-to-End Wireless Home and Office Networking
* CLEAR 4G Home Service Plans with Unlimited Data Usage Start at $35/Month
* Fast Home Networking with 802.11n; Compatible with 802.11b/g
* Clearwire 4G Network Now Covers 103 Million People in 68 Markets
KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR), a leading provider of wireless broadband services and operator of the first 4G network in the country, today announced the availability of the Clear Modem with Wi-Fi. The new modem brings super fast CLEAR(R) 4G service to the home or office, simplifying local area networking with an end-to-end wireless solution. The Clearwire 4G network offers average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.*
"Now our customers can get broadband Wi-Fi internet throughout their house, with one simple device about the size of a book - and without a rat's nest of wires," said Mike Sievert, Chief Commercial Officer at Clearwire. "Our new Clear Modem with Wi-Fi makes it easier than ever to connect the Wi-Fi devices that customers already have at home, such as laptops and desktops, tablets, iPods, and smartphones, without needing a wired connection to the cable or phone company."
The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi is part of a growing ecosystem of nearly 70 devices on the market today that enable customers to connect to CLEAR 4G. The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi offers secure Wi-Fi connectivity to 802.11b/g/n capable devices and supports Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista 32/64, Windows 7 32/64 and Mac OS8 or higher.
Price and Availability
The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi is available nationwide from http://www.clear.com and from CLEAR retail stores and authorized dealers beginning today. The Clear Modem with Wi-Fi can be purchased for $120 or leased for $7 per month. Monthly data service starts at $35. CLEAR home service customers can add home voice service, with unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, for just $15 per month.