The Cubs are Getting WiMAX! The Cubs are Getting WiMAX!

Really? Well, sometime soon, most likely. Maybe this week. Maybe next. Sooner than they are getting World Series rings, at any length.

If you are wondering why I think the lads in blue will soon have access to a high-speed wireless broadband alternative, I point you to the Clearwire service ordering page — where, unlike other “soft” market launches earlier this year, Chicago does NOT yet show up under the list of places where Clear service is available.

But… if you type in some valid Chicago addresses like the one below, the Clear ordering page does a funny thing — it autocompletes the address, turns it into all caps and adds the correct zip code. If you have used an online addressing system before (this looks and feels a lot like UPS’s, something I learned from my other job) you know this works by checking your entry against a valid address… and why have valid addresses in Chicago if you’re not planning on doing something with them?

And yeah, fans of the Blues Brothers know what the address is… that’s right, the address Elwood put down for his license renewal. Will any other WiMAX fans be in the house of ivy this week? See you there…

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