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July 1, 2010 9:30 AM

4G broadband comes to Yakima, Tri-Cities, Eugene

Posted by Brier Dudley

Smaller cities in the Northwest are starting to get fourth-generation wireless technology.

Clearwire today announced that it's extending its 4G service to Yakima, Tri-Cities and Eugene. Today's batch of Clearwire market announcements also includes Merced and Visalia, Calif., and Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y.

The service promises mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second with bursts up to 10 Mbps. It works with special modems, PC adapters and, so far, one phone, the HTC Evo sold by Sprint. Sprint is set to have the technology available in its Central Washington stores on July 11.

Coverage maps (below) at Clearwire's Web site indicate the Central Washington service actually extends to the Lower Yakima Valley cities between Yakima and Tri-Cities including Toppenish, Prosser and Sunnyside. Ellensburg is also shown as having 4G.

But the company still hasn't made it to Spokane, Walla Walla or Wenatchee, or Olympia on the west side. Not to mention rural areas.

clearwire central wash.jpg

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