Clearwire unofficially offers WiMAX in Las Vegas

Las Vegas residents can now buy Clearwire's Clear WiMAX service, although the service hasn't officially launched. The soft-launch mirrors what Clearwire did in May to begin rolling out its "Clear" service in Atlanta. 

"In advance of our full commercial launch of Las Vegas scheduled for this summer, we are now selling Clear service as part of our operational readiness activities," Clearwire spokeswoman Jennifer Morgan told Unstrung. "Store openings, advertising, and other market activities will be a part of our full commercial launch, but residents of Las Vegas can now go to and order services."

Clearwire's Clear service is also available in Portland, Ore. Sprint's Xohm-branded service is being expanded in Baltimore and will be converted to a Clear market later this year. 

Other markets that will launch this year include Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Philadelphia. The company also will convert existing pre-WiMAX markets in Seattle, Honolulu and Charlotte, N.C., to mobile WiMAX. 

For more:
- see this Unstrung article

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