Why 10,000 low-income Philadelphians might soon lose access to the internet

October 28, 2015 1:36 pm

By Juliana Reyes / REPORTER
Technical.ly Philly

After purchasing Clearwire three years ago, Sprint is shutting down the WiMAX network that powers Clearwire’s CLEAR internet service so it can focus on LTE, the 4G network that has emerged victorious over WiMAX. Sprint plans to shutter CLEAR on Nov. 6.

That includes the 2,300 local customers of JumpWireless, a two-year-old Mobile Citizen reseller who provides internet to those affiliated with nonprofits like Philadelphia FIGHT, which supports those living with HIV/AIDS, and Career Wardrobe, which helps women get into the workforce. They also have customers who are residents of the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

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