1. NMherron's Avatar
    Protection Site Black List! These cities will not likely be getting 4G WiMax Protection Sites. The reason is, in these cities Clearwire is already broadcasting on 2.5GHz. So they are meeting FCC licensing requirements for minimum coverages already in this spectrum. The problem for Sprint users, is that they are broadcasting their legacy Pre-WiMax signals here. Not WiMax. So your Sprint devices don't detect it!

    • Aberdeen/Hoquiam WA
    • Anchorage AK
    • Anderson CA
    • Bend OR
    • Carson City NV
    • Central Point OR
    • Chico CA
    • Chippewa Falls WI
    • Clarkston WA
    • Cohasset Beach/Wesport WA
    • Corning CA
    • Dayton OH
    • Duluth MN
    • Eagle River AK
    • Eau Claire WI
    • Fernley NV
    • Grants Pass OR
    • Hermantown MN
    • Klamath Falls OR
    • Incline Village NV
    • Jacksonville OR
    • Lewiston ID
    • Longview TX
    • Madras OR
    • Medford OR
    • Minden/Gardnerville NV
    • Moscow ID
    • Myrtle Creek OR
    • Orland CA
    • Paradise CA
    • Prineville OR
    • Proctor MN
    • Pullman WA
    • Red Bluff CA
    • Redding CA
    • Redmond OR
    • Reno/Sparks NV
    • Roseburg OR
    • St. Cloud MN
    • Shasta Lake CA
    • Sisters OR
    • South Lake Tahoe CA
    • Stateline/Kingsbury NV
    • Superior WI
    • Wenatchee WA

    When Clear first started deploying their WiMax networks, they largely started with their Pre-WiMax markets first. Many, like Boise, Idaho and Jacksonville, Florida had their towers converted from pre-WiMax to WiMax. However, about halfway through these conversions, Sprint started releasing WiMax devices and presumably pressuring Clear to switch to major metro areas (which of course makes a lot of sense).

    And then, as we all know, about halfway through the major market rollout, Clear started running into financial problems. Since they were running out of time to meet FCC Minimum Coverage Standards, they have largely abandoned Major Market Rollouts and running around and setting up Protection Sites.

    However, the cities listed above are likely not to ever get protection sites. The Old Clearwire Pre-Wimax signals are still being broadcast in these cities, and they have pretty substantial coverage areas. So it appears Clearwire is just going to jump right over them.

    And since Sprint (and likely Clear too) are migrating toward LTE, I would be so bold as to guess that these cities WILL LIKELY NEVER see WiMax signals. Sad!

    Cities the size of Dayton, Anchorage and Reno are secondary markets. They should have been a part of the initial WiMax conversion. This is a major oversight by Clear and Sprint. Tsk, tsk! Not to mention the major oversights of the primary markets of San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Memphis, Indianapolis, Birmingham...
    08-01-2011 03:08 PM
  2. lds710's Avatar
    Sucks for me
    08-02-2011 01:59 AM

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