Clearwire WiMAX goes live in Las Vegas

Vegas, you’ve got WiMax! Looks like another “soft launch” is underway, as Clearwire’s service locator web page now includes a map of service availability areas in Sin City.

Guessing the pricing plans will be similar to what is now being offered in Portland, Ore., and Atlanta. More when we see/hear more!

UPDATE, 6/1/09: We did get an email from the company officially acknowledging that services are for sale in Las Vegas, with a formal launch/announcement/etc. to follow sometime soon.

Since we had detected (and used!) the Vegas network while in town for the CTIA shindig a couple months ago, we’re not really surprised that this market is up and running. Seems like Vegas is a relatively simple market from a set-up standpoint — hardly any vegetation that might cause interference, and a lot of tall buildings for easy antenna locations. Plus a lot of fiber and other connectivity in and around town for backhaul.

About Paul Kapustka

Paul Kapustka is a longtime journalist who has spent more than two decades covering the information technology business, Paul most recently has been focusing on mobility and how it has changed the computing and collaborative landscape. His newest project outside Mobile Enterprise 360 is a research and analysis operation called WiFi Journal. He is also editor in chief of Mobile Sports Report, which covers the intersection of mobile technology and sports business. Paul is also the founder of Sidecut Reports, a research firm that covered the emergence of 4G technology in the cellular marketplace.