While digging through the recent Clearwire financials, Android news site Android and Me uncovered a list of 19 cities that will receive WiMAX coverage this summer. There are currently 32 markets covered by Sprint’s 4G service, so this will bring the total number of covered markets to 51. WiMAX promises a max throughput of 10Mbps, with typical speeds staying within the 3Mbps to 6Mbps range.
Clearwire is quoted in regards to this rollout saying “Clearwire also today announced plans to launch 4G mobile broadband service in 19 additional cities this summer, including previously announced markets Kansas City, KS; St. Louis, MO; Salt Lake City, UT, and the core area of Washington, D.C. and newly announced markets Nashville, TN; Daytona, Orlando and Tampa, FL; Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Merced, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, CA; Wilmington, DE; Grand Rapids, MI; Eugene, OR; and Yakima and Tri-Cities, WA.”
The release also mentions there will be another round of service expansion near the end of the year that includes: New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, the San Francisco Bay Area, Miami, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. With Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G featuring mobile hotspot functionality due for release next month, Sprint is looking stronger than ever.