Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) and Clearwire to Develop Commercial Retailer Program
Clearwire to Provide SBCA Members and their Customers with Wireless High-Speed Internet Service
Washington, D.C., April 17, 2008 -- The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) today announced that Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), a leading provider of wireless high-speed Internet service, has joined the SBCA as a broadband provider. This membership allows Clearwire and the SBCA to develop a specific Commercial Retailer Program to provide association members and their customers with Clearwire’s Internet services.
“SBCA is pleased to welcome Clearwire as our latest broadband provider,” said Steve Hill, SBCA vice president of training and business development. “We look forward to working with Clearwire to create a program targeting commercial retailers and installation firms who wish to offer the Clearwire wireless Internet service to their customers or use it in support of their field service network.”
The distribution opportunities that Clearwire will create for the SBCA’s members will leverage Clearwire’s efforts in building one of the world’s most capable wireless networks to deliver a true broadband experience to people rather than places. SBCA members and their customers will have access to Clearwire’s wireless broadband service, which covers entire communities across the country and delivers a high-speed Internet, voice services, and fully mobile broadband services, for the home or office. Clearwire will help the SBCA members expand their revenue opportunities by providing a suite of wireless broadband Internet services to complement their existing DBS offerings for both new and existing customers.
“Clearwire is very pleased with the partnership with the SBCA and the opportunity to offer the portability, simplicity and speed that Clearwire’s portfolio of products and services can provide to SBCA members,” said Jim Ryder, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Clearwire. “This partnership will create exciting new connectivity options for small- to medium-sized businesses and consumers alike. The complementary nature of satellite television and high-speed wireless Internet services makes for great synergy between our organizations.”
The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association is the national trade organization representing all segments of the satellite industry. It is committed to expanding the utilization of satellite technology for the broadcast delivery of video, audio, data, music, voice, interactive, and broadband services. Additional information can be found at www.sbca.com.
Clearwire, founded in October 2003 by telecom pioneer Craig O. McCaw, is a provider of simple, fast, portable and reliable wireless high-speed Internet service. Clearwire customers connect to the Internet using licensed spectrum, thus eliminating the confines of traditional cable or phone lines. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., the company launched its first market in August 2004 and now offers service in 16 states across the U.S. as well as in Europe. For more information, visit www.clearwire.com.
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