Best Buy will begin selling 4G wireless service directly to customers using Clearwire’s 4G WiMax network.
The service will be sold starting in 2011 as another option under Best Buy’s recently launched “Best Buy Connect” 3G broadband service, said Reuters, as chains like Best Buy try to become one-stop-shops of not only electronic gadgets, but also wireless services that light up those gadgets.
4G service is 4 times faster than 3G and is offered in about 50 cities in 21 states, said Clearwire.
Clearwire is 54 percent owned by Sprint Nextel. Its other investors include Comcast and Time Warner Cable, which plan to offer 4G service, plus Google and Intel.
Source: Clearwire and Reuters