The great WiMAX rollout continues unabated, with clwr officially opening its networks for business in two more major metro areas overnight. First are the twin cities of Minneapolis and St.Paul, where the coverage area includes some 2.1M people. Second is the city of Pittsburgh, with another 820K under their belt. And last week they added Orlando as well, though I didn't happen to cover it here at the time. Here are quick snapshots of the coverage in those areas:
And what you also may find when you zoom in on your neighborhood is that Clearwire is not just giving out their coverage area, but the actual tower locations as well - as you can see to the left here. I wonder just how this sort of disclosure is going to affect the competitive landscape down the line. Companies like Verizon and AT&T don't just dislike giving out this much information, they probably can't do it because it's jut not built into their systems. Will it give Clearwire an advantage, or will it actually hurt since Verizon salesfolk can be vague about coverage and still sell to someone in a dead spot while Clearwire can't?
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