WiMax 4G To Hit 80 Markets by 2010; Clearwire Offering 3G/4G Modem Soon

Today, Clearwire announced network rollout plans for the "Clear" WiMax service, in conjunction with Sprint. In 2009, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Baltimore, Seattle, Honolulu and Charlotte are all scheduled to go live; next year, they'll light up New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area. Better yet, subscribers will be getting a 3G/4G modem this summer, that'll do WiMax in their home markets and Sprint EVDO Rev A in other cities—a lustworthy USB dongle if I ever heard of one. [Clearwire]