Thursday, July 29, 2010

Best Buy to Launch "Connect" Broadband Service with Clearwire

Best Buy will use Clearwire's 4G network to offer mobile internet service to customers under its own Best Buy Connect brand. The service launch is anticipated for 2011.

"Our strategic wholesale agreement with Clearwire will enable Best Buy Connect to leverage the Clearwire 4G network's speed and bandwidth to deliver compelling new mobile broadband experiences for our customers," said Jed Stillman, vice president of Best Buy Connect. "This agreement paves the way to providing one-stop shopping and support for mobile broadband as more people become more connected across all kinds of devices. We believe consumers will appreciate the added advantage of relying on Best Buy Connect for both 3G and 4G mobile broadband services beginning next year."