CNET gives you the skinny on what this deal means for consumers and the broader wireless industry.
Government says it may not grant 4G licenses for another two to three years. The delay could affect how carriers around the world adopt 4G.
The company's planned move to LTE could make it a lot easier for Apple's next iPhone to to run on its network, although Clearwire CEO Eric Prusch was silent on whether that would be the case.
The company is already using its network upgrade plan to test out and deploy LTE technology, which would bring it in line with its two larger rivals.
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