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Clearwire Debuts Pay-As-You-Go Broadband Plan

Clearwire, whose backers include Comcast and Time Warner Cable, rolled out a pay-as-you-go mobile broadband service called Rover that starts at $5 per day.Clearwire's strategic investors include Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Intel, Google, and Bright House Networks. The prepaid service is priced at $5 per day, $20 per week (seven consecutive days), or $50 per month (30 consecutive days) for unlimited 4G internet usage. Clearwire's postpaid Clear service is $30 per month for home users and $40 per month for mobile users.

Rover is available in all of Clearwire's 49 4G markets across the U.S., online at, "designed for digitally addicted youth who refuse to settle for long-term contracts, overpriced Internet service or speeds slower than what they've become accustomed to at home," Clearwire said. The flagship device for the service is the Rover Puck, priced at $150, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that lets customers share broadband access with up to eight devices.



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