Clearwire Responds to Needs of Sandy-Impacted Businesses in NYC
Offers 30 Days of Free 4G Mobile Broadband Internet Service
Clearwire Partners with Manhattan Chamber of Commerce in the Wake of Super Storm Sandy Destruction
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to quickly help attain an internet connection for many small- and medium-sized businesses located in the boroughs of New York City, Clearwire
(Nasdaq:CLWR) has set up a distribution of free 4G internet service (usable for 30 days) at its retail store located on 94th Street in Manhattan. The address of this store is 2519 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.
"Clearwire understands the needs of business owners, and hence we are pleased to be able to provide internet connectivity to businesses that have lost connectivity due to the destructive storm of last week," said Sean Reid, director of sales in the Northeast for Clearwire. "The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is a great partner to help us reach impacted businesses as quickly as possible."
CLEAR has set up a distribution station so that Manhattan Chamber of Commerce members can stop by the 94th Street location to pick up either a CLEAR Spot Voyager mobile hotspot or CLEAR Stick Atlas USB dongle to utilize for these members' businesses. A valid driver's license (or New York State I.D.) and local Chamber of Commerce membership are the only requirements to qualify for assistance. One device per business will be distributed.
CLEAR Disaster Relief Kiosks
Clearwire additionally has set up free 4G broadband Wi-Fi stations at the following CLEAR corporate-owned retail locations in the New York City area.
Manhattan 94th Street 2519 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Yonkers Cross Country Mall 6 Mall Walk Yonkers, Yonkers, NY 10704
Brooklyn Parkway 1208 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11229
Brooklyn Fulton Avenue 465 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Restoration Efforts:
Clearwire continues to make tremendous progress in restoring service to tens of thousands of customers throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region who temporarily lost service due to the widespread destruction left by Hurricane Sandy. Clearwire's network team, in partnership with Ericsson, has been able to fully restore service to several markets, including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, and Rochester, New York. We expect soon to have full restoration of service in Philadelphia and Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Significant restoration progress continues to be made in numerous other East Coast markets as well, including the boroughs of New York City and Northern New Jersey. Clearwire teams continue to work around-the-clock to provide critical mobile, home and office 4G broadband internet service for current and new customers as quickly as possible. For the safety of Clearwire personnel and the general public, some of this service restoration work may be disrupted in the short-term by the next storm that is anticipated to hit the region on November 7th.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, customers may experience temporary or intermittent service outages, as well as lengthier Customer Care wait times. Clearwire will address and resolve service issues as quickly as it can, with personal safety (of both its customers and employees) being a top priority. Customers experiencing no service or intermittent service should call 888-888-3113, where a Clearwire Customer Care representative can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clearwire is issuing prorated service credits for customers throughout the affected region who are without CLEAR internet service. Customers additionally can ask and receive answers to CLEAR service-related questions through Clearwire's social media channels on Twitter (@CLEAR) and Facebook (CLEAR4G).
Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq:CLWR), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services, offering services in areas of the U.S. where more than 130 million people live. The company holds the deepest portfolio of wireless spectrum available for data services in the U.S. Clearwire serves retail customers through its own CLEAR(R) brand as well as through wholesale relationships with some of the leading companies in the retail, technology and telecommunications industries, including Sprint and NetZero. The company is constructing a next-generation 4G LTE Advanced-ready network to address the capacity needs of the market, and is also working closely with the Global TDD-LTE Initiative and China Mobile to further the TDD-LTE ecosystem. Clearwire is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. Additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com.
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