Earthlink to Offer Wireless Over Clearwire Network
Service Will Launch in Early 2013 as Fixed Residential Service
Earthlink has returned from the somewhat dead to partner with Clearwire for a new wireless project. Earthlink of course has failed utterly to remain relevant to the broadband market, despite ventures in MVNOs, municipal Wi-Fi, and broadband over powerline. A joint press statement
indicates that Earthlink's again putting a toe into the wireless broadband waters, striking a wholesale arrangement with Clearwire that will allow them to offer high-speed fixed and mobile broadband service using Clearwire's 4G network under the Earthlink brand. EarthLink's wireless service will initially target consumers for in-home use, and is expected to launch in early 2013 says the companies. Future product offerings will "include mobile devices and new services for small business customers," says the statement.