Clearwire, Comcast, Sprint expands 4G network in Bay Area

Clearwire, Comcast, and Sprint have jointly announced an expansion of the Clearwire 4G network, which powers all three provider's 4G service. The network will now be available in the greater Bay Area in California.

Clearwire, Comcast, and Sprint have jointly announced an expansion of the Clearwire 4G network today. The network now includes much of the greater Bay Area. The communities are San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Sunnyvale, San Ramon, Fremont, San Leandro, Newark, Campbell, Daly City, Pleasanton, Danville, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Mountain View, Cupertino, Milpitas, Pleasant Hill, Santa Clara, and San Bruno. The Bay Area 4G coverage is said to cover around 4.4 million people.

Clearly, this is an advantage for those who want to use 4G devices from the aforementioned carriers. Sprint's 4G phones include the HTC Evo Shift 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G, and you can also use USB modem sticks and mobile Wi-Fi hot spots from all three providers to access the expanded 4G WiMax network. Comcast's mobile Internet service is called Xfinity Internet2go.

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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