Starting today, Sprint 4G is available to customers in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh. Today also marks the departure of several Sprint executives from Clearwire's board of directors. Dan Hesse, Keith Cowan and Steven Elfman resigned from Clearwire board today. Clearwire was informed by Sprint that the decisions to resign were made out of an abundance of caution to address questions raised by Clearwire regarding new developments in antitrust law. Clearwire's board structure allows for 13 members, seven of which Sprint has the right to appoint. The remaining four Sprint appointees to the Clearwire board are unchanged, and Sprint reserved the right to appoint new members to the Clearwire board at a later date.
Here is more info from Sprint 4G expansion announcement:
Customers in these cities can take advantage of the Sprint 4G Network with a range of 4G-capable devices already available from Sprint. Tourists visiting Minneapolis-St. Paul can snap a photo of the Guthrie Theater, Walker Art Museum or Mall of America with their Samsung Epic 4G and use Google Goggles to pull up facts about each using visual search technology powered by Sprint 4G. Customers in Pittsburgh can use video chat on their HTC EVO 4G to show friends a live view of Trinity Cathedral or Heinz Field and coffeehouse dwellers can power up the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot to share 4G speeds with up to five WiFi-enabled devices ? such as an iPad, laptop, camera or game console ? making downloads, streaming video and Web browsing fast.
Sprint 4G is now available in 55 cities: California ? Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Visalia; Delaware ? Wilmington; Florida ? Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando; Georgia ? Atlanta, Milledgeville; Hawaii ? Honolulu, Maui; Idaho ? Boise; Illinois ? Chicago; Maryland ? Baltimore; Massachusetts ? Boston; Michigan ? Grand Rapids; Minnesota ? Minneapolis-St. Paul; Missouri ? Kansas City, St. Louis; New York ? Rochester, Syracuse; Nevada ? Las Vegas; North Carolina ? Charlotte, Greensboro (includes High Point and Winston-Salem), Raleigh (includes Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham); Oregon ? Eugene, Portland, Salem; Pennsylvania ? Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, York; Rhode Island ? Providence; Tennessee ? Nashville; Texas ? Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Killeen/Temple, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls; Utah ? Salt Lake City; Virginia ? Richmond; and Washington ? Bellingham, Seattle, Tri-Cities, Yakima.
Sprint is delivering the power of 4G as the majority shareholder of Clearwire, the independent company that is building the WiMAX network. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G
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