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Clearwire To Get Another $1.5 Billion
Sprint and cable partners pony up more cash...
by Karl Bode 08:33AM Monday Nov 09 2009
Sprint is preparing to pump at least another billion into Clearwire, and Sprint partners Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Intel are collectively ponying up another $500 million. There have also been rumblings that Clearwire has looked to T-Mobile as a new funding partner. Judging from some of the analyst estimates we've seen, this may only be the beginning of new funding rounds. While most of that money is going to go toward building out the network, as we examined last week, some indoor coverage issues suggest they may want to save some money for outdoor mountable antenna and femtocell deployment.

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stopnow

@comcast.net

clearwire speeds

they suck! no one should ever use them, there probably the worst ISP ever, they don't server my area nor will they ever probably, frankly, im sick of hearing about clear wires limited deployments, and I want to hear something that will effect everyone not just the lucky individuals that get such as options for internet, such as Clearwire FiOS, U verse and such.. They have no right to comment on anything to do with broadband competition at all, they need to shut there mouths.
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: clearwire speeds

shut your mouth and build your own network.
Expand your moderator at work

en102
Canadian, eh?

join:2001-01-26
Valencia, CA
If they don't serve your area, then how can you complain about their service ?
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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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You're using Comcast right now.

Just because Clear doesn't serve your area doesn't mean they're horrible people. I can't get FiOS either place I live.
Heated Man

join:2009-06-18
Cleveland, OH
said by stopnow :

they suck! no one should ever use them, there probably the worst ISP ever, they don't server my area nor will they ever probably, frankly, im sick of hearing about clear wires limited deployments, and I want to hear something that will effect everyone not just the lucky individuals that get such as options for internet, such as Clearwire FiOS, U verse and such.. They have no right to comment on anything to do with broadband competition at all, they need to shut there mouths.
I agree. Shut your mouth and build your own network if you think you can do it better. I know you can't though.

stopnow

@comcast.net

Re: clearwire speeds

That wasn't my point there smart A**. I don't have the capitol to do such one, I would look at it differently, no need to act like your the man of the hour hear, because your not and no one else is.

All I am saying is that Cleawire isn't worth it if you want *real speeds*, For people like you that once again have options for internet access!! you can't speak nor should you, shut your pothole until the nation is on the same balance of broadband access.

Until then, never go on this site again until you've come to realize what i'm saying. For all I know, you probably work for one of those scum bag companies, or atleast have a job.

I am right, your wrong.
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: clearwire speeds

no sorry you're not right. We don't work for that company. For one, they're just now hiring for most of Ohio, Toledo, Cleveland, Cinci.

Two if you think you can do better starting building out your own network. And as far as $$$$ go to the ever wonderful Google and ask them for some $$$$$$ seems like they like to have their hands and advertising hand in something.
Jet101
Jet101
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join:2009-10-01
Pflugerville, TX

Femtocell...What for?

Why would anybody purchase a femtocell for their WiMAX service. Wouldn't that mean you'd have to keep a cable or dsl account going for the backhaul? Kind of defeats the purpose of getting home service with decent speeds and price. Personally, I can't understand the current push for femtocell for WiMax or 3G. "Here, buy our femtocell unit and pay us an extra $30/mth after paying a hundred bucks for the device and you can get great indoor reception". No Thanks!

FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

Re: Femtocell...What for?

said by Jet101:

Why would anybody purchase a femtocell for their WiMAX service. Wouldn't that mean you'd have to keep a cable or dsl account going for the backhaul? Kind of defeats the purpose of getting home service with decent speeds and price. Personally, I can't understand the current push for femtocell for WiMax or 3G. "Here, buy our femtocell unit and pay us an extra $30/mth after paying a hundred bucks for the device and you can get great indoor reception". No Thanks!
An extended discussion on your valid point was discussed here 3 days ago:
»Wireless coverage indoors always a problem
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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
I think Karl meant picocell. There's a BIG difference but it's somewhat easy to get the nomenclature confused.

Picocells would help indoor coverage lots.

Duramax08
To The Moon
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They said that over here

they are putting towers 1.5 miles away from each other. Yesterday my signal went out at 3pm. It was still down at 7PM so got on my dial up and asked them whats going on. The rep said I was not in the coverage area. WTF? I was in the coverage area all week last week till now. My friend checked for me online and it says its available. I finally got 1 bar on the modem which is stable for awhile. Today is the last day of the trial period, Dont know what the hell to do. To bad they didnt put an antenna port on the back of the modem. That would help out alot of people like me.

Hope the pony up some money to do what they are telling everyone here in town.
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desreversti

join:2002-09-03
San Antonio, TX

Re: They said that over here

said by Duramax08:

they are putting towers 1.5 miles away from each other. Yesterday my signal went out at 3pm. It was still down at 7PM so got on my dial up and asked them whats going on. The rep said I was not in the coverage area. WTF? I was in the coverage area all week last week till now. My friend checked for me online and it says its available. I finally got 1 bar on the modem which is stable for awhile. Today is the last day of the trial period, Dont know what the hell to do. To bad they didnt put an antenna port on the back of the modem. That would help out alot of people like me.

Hope the pony up some money to do what they are telling everyone here in town.
That (and some other horror stories) concern me quite a bit since I am in the San Antonio area as well and was considering getting Clear. Currently I get great reception on my Sprint phone, so I would hope that Clear (since Sprint is a majority stakeholder) would have antennas on that tower.

Duramax08
To The Moon
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Re: They said that over here

I think its just me because im just a little away from loop 410 near china grove. If you get good sprint and live deep or near the city I think you will get a good signal.
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SuperWISP

join:2007-04-17
Laramie, WY

More investor money down a rathole.

It's amazing that these companies have so much money to waste that they're just pouring bucks into what is, at this rate, looking to be the next Metricom. (I have experience running a wireless provider that -- unlike Clearwire, actually breaks even, so I can see the path they're headed down. And it doesn't look good.)
StubbyinKCMO

join:2008-11-15
Kansas City, MO

Layoffs announced

Tonight on the local news (Kansas City where Sprint main campus is located), they said that Sprint is laying off 2000 people company wide.

Here locally that means about 400 people getting laid off. The reason given over the air? Need to save money to be financially viable as a company. No kidding.

And yet, I read stories like this were the company that is going bankrupt from spending money like water, is paying 1 BILLION for a venture capital investment.

They said that by laying off these 2000 workers they would save about 100 Million in the coming year. 100M=/=1 Billion. So where are they getting the extra cash from?

Someone is putting the cart before the horse on this deal.
Heated Man

join:2009-06-18
Cleveland, OH

Re: Layoffs announced

said by StubbyinKCMO:

Tonight on the local news (Kansas City where Sprint main campus is located), they said that Sprint is laying off 2000 people company wide.

Here locally that means about 400 people getting laid off. The reason given over the air? Need to save money to be financially viable as a company. No kidding.

And yet, I read stories like this were the company that is going bankrupt from spending money like water, is paying 1 BILLION for a venture capital investment.

They said that by laying off these 2000 workers they would save about 100 Million in the coming year. 100M=/=1 Billion. So where are they getting the extra cash from?

Someone is putting the cart before the horse on this deal.
No. A billion (1,000,000,000) is one thousand million (1,000,000).

And one trillion is one thousand billion.

100 million is not equal to 1 billion. 1 Billion is equal one million times one million. That is, 1 billion = 1000,000,000,000 = 1012. But in the American System, 1 billion is one thousand times one million. That is, 1000,000,000 = 109. It looks like that in America, does not exist such a thing called one thousand million. But of course there is. One billion and One thousand millions are two different numbers. I can say One thousand million, because million covers thousand, as well as I can say One hundred thousands since thousand covers hundreds.

So, I don't believe that 1 Billion = 1000,000,000 but is definitely not 100 million
StubbyinKCMO

join:2008-11-15
Kansas City, MO

Re: Layoffs announced

And thats why I put the =/=....LOL

Not equal to.

Was trying to point out that even though they are laying off all those people to save 100 Million, they are spending 1 Billion that they just dont have.

zhane

@latech.edu

commenting

I just wish someone would offer real broadband where i am ;_;