The Overland Park, Kansas-based carrier has announced plans to shut off the network by Nov. The WiMAX network is the creation of Clearwire, a company that bled losses for a number of years and was acquired by Sprint in The acquisition closed seven years after the nonprofit entities struck spectrum access agreements with Clearwire. Plaintiffs hold 63 licenses from the Federal Communications Commission to operate Educational Broadband Service channels. But with Sprint planning to shut down its WiMAX network, the nonprofits claimed hundreds of thousands of end users could be disconnected from broadband access. Students lacking access to the baseline educational benefits the Internet affords today could not compete to gain admission to colleges, therefore losing their ability to compete in the workplace.
WiMAX - Wikipedia
WiMAX is a new technology that connects computers to the Internet in much the same way cell phones connect to national phone networks. Comcast is bundling the wireless service with its home Internet connections at a modest premium, hoping to win a share of the growing consumer appetite for mobile technology. Clearwire, meanwhile, is pursuing a complicated strategy in which it offers a retail version of its service -- under the brand name Clear -- and a wholesale version for Comcast and others to market. Since then, Clearwire has added Atlanta and Las Vegas. It plans to add other cities later in the year, and many more in