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Sprint lights up New York’s Wimax network

Sticking to their word Sprint has officially launched “Wi-Max” service in the New York metropolitan area.

“Wi-Max” is referred to by Sprint and partner Clearwire as “4G” despite not reaching speeds of 100mbps, the “4G” standard set by the ITU-R, and reinforced by the organizations standards board late last month.
Regardless of the actual name, Sprint now offers download speeds between 5mbps and 10mbps to “4G” enabled devices such as the Evo 4G, The Epic 4G and the Overdrive 4G hotspot.

Sprint and Clearwire also lit up Tampa and New Brunswick today.