AOL signs deal with Clearwire for broadband

MUMBAI: American Internet service provider AOL and Clearwire Corporation announced an agreement to offer American consumers in select markets "AOL High Speed ? Powered by Clearwire."

Consumers will now be able to access the AOL service with high-speed wireless broadband access for $25.90 per month.

AOL president access business Joe Redling says, "Clearwire's wireless high-speed service brings a differentiated offering to AOL members moving to broadband. This innovative approach to broadband access offers consumers additional levels of freedom and flexibility in how and where they experience AOL's content and services ? and stands to be a promising feature for new consumer segments."

Clearwire's co-president and chief strategy officer Ben Wolff says, "This truly complementary relationship offers customers access to AOL's premium safety and security features and content with a simple, fast wireless connection.

"Clearwire's reliable wireless broadband service combined with AOL's wide array of content and services, presents an appealing option for online users to leverage the power of the Internet."

Key features of the AOL High Speed powered by Clearwire include:

- Wireless High Speed: In addition to high speed, wireless access offers mobility, freedom and flexibility.

- Fast and Easy Setup: Plug-and-play installation makes establishing a wireless Internet connection quick and easy.

- Customer Service: Help that's available 24/7, including help via phone, e-mail or instant message.

- Safety: A comprehensive set of safety and security tools available to keep users safer against viruses, spyware, identity theft, and other online threats for no additional charge.

- Content: AOL-exclusive and original programming including commercial free radio, streaming video and music are all more enjoyable than ever.

- Storage: Additional benefits like unlimited email and picture storage on AOL.

This service connects to the Internet using licensed spectrum and eliminates the confines of traditional cable or phone wiring. A small wireless modem makes connectivity easily portable and movable within the Clearwire coverage area, allowing customers to use the service throughout their home, office or favourite local coffee house.

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