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December 13, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Sprint-Clearwire deal: Time for a Bellevue HQ?

Sprint’s attempt to buyout Clearwire creates more uncertainty for the wireless industry in Puget Sound, but there could be a chance to make lemonade here. Thousands of jobs were in limbo last year when AT&T attempted to buy Bellevue-based T-Mobile USA. Hundreds more are in limbo at Clearwire, which has long been seen as an acquisition target….

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Comments | Topics: 4G LTE, Bellevue, broadband

December 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Seattle announces fiber partner, broadband test project

Seattle today announced a new partnership with a company that plans to use parts of the city-owned fiber-optic network to provide “ultra-fast” broadband services starting in 2013. Details are still being finalized but the city has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gigabit Squared, a Washington, D.C., venture backed by manufacturers of networking gear and other…

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Comments | Topics: Broadband, Clearwire, Comcast

November 15, 2012 at 5:30 AM

Kirkland’s Wave raises $1 billion for broadband growth

Wave Broadband may have to change its name to Tsunami. The Kirkland-based company is announcing today that it has raised $1.052 billion to accelerate the expansion of its broadband network on the West Coast. That’s not all new money, though. It’s a recapitalization of the company, which has about $350 million in debt. The $1 billion…

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Comments | Topics: Broadband, Clearwire, Comcast

March 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Clearwire, layoffs and the future of 4G wireless service

Garet Martin is ahead of the curve. The Portland resident experienced the future of 4G wireless service last week, and it wasn’t pretty. Martin gets wireless home broadband and phone service from Bellevue-based Clearwire. She’s generally pleased with the $63-a-month package, even though she has to move her modem when a particular tree gets leafy in the…

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Comments | Topics: 4G, broadband, Broadband

October 17, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Verizon flies past other carriers in Seattle speed test

Verizon and its new LTE network walloped other carriers in a new survey of Seattle-area wireless network performance. The survey (posted below) was done by Bellevue’s RootMetrics, which did more than 27,000 call, data and text tests in September to gauge speeds and performance of the different carriers in the area. It found that Verizon’s average…

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Comments | Topics: 4G, Android, AT&T

August 17, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Clearwire jumps as Stanton doubles down on stock

At least one investor has faith that Clearwire’s bet on ultrafast LTE technology will pay off. That would be Executive Chairman John Stanton, who oversaw the company’s shift toward LTE while serving as interim chief executive over the past five months. Stanton stepped aside on Aug. 11 when Erik Prusch was named chief executive of the…

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Comments | Topics: 4G, Billionaire techies, Clearwire

August 3, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Clearwire launching superfast LTE network, 100 Mbps-plus

Kirkland wireless broadband company Clearwire announced today that it’s going to begin operating a superfast LTE network, in addition to the WiMax network that the company was built upon. Its stock jumped 10 percent to close at $2.47, then fell 2 percent after the bell and after the LTE network was announced along with financial performance…

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