Clearwire adds Baltimore, D.C. and K.C. to WiMAX Market List

Clearwire’s march toward a national WiMAX network expanded again Tuesday, with the formal launch of services in Kansas City, Washington, D.C., and (finally) the revamping of the Baltimore market, which had previously been a “live” market under the Sprint Xohm brand.

The three new cities, announced on the Clearwire web site (see press releases for Baltimore, D.C. and Kansas City) brings the total of live mobile WiMAX markets under the Clear brand to 34 in the U.S., with another 25 on tap for the remainder of 2010 including the big burgs of New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, and… Cleveland, among others.

Bringing the Baltimore market (finally) under the Clear brand puts the final chapter in place for the Sprint-branded Xohm service, which when launched there in September of 2008 was the first big-city implementation of mobile WiMAX here in the U.S. Like in all previously launched markets, Clearwire’s coverage maps for its newest service areas include network data to give users a real-world look at where signals are strong and where they are weak — an open, honest assessment of network utility that so far no other competitor has matched.

(Clearwire map of coverage in Kansas City; credit: Clearwire Corp.)

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