Clearwire Partners With Satellite TV Companies

    June 14, 2007

Clearwire Corporation has entered into a distribution agreement with DIRECTV and EchoStar Communications.


Clearwire Finds Partners
Clearwire Finds Partners

The agreement will allow both satellite companies to offer Clearwire’s high-speed Internet service to their customers. Clearwire will be able to offer the video services of one or both satellite companies to its customers.

The three companies will be able to offer high-speed Internet, video and voice in all Clearwire markets. The launch is planned for later this year.

DIRECTV and EchoStar will be able to sell Clearwire’s services on a stand-alone basis.

"By expanding the reach of our services through DIRECTV and EchoStar, and by incorporating direct-to-home satellite video services in our own distribution channels, we believe we have an opportunity to significantly expand our business opportunity," said Perry Satterlee, Clearwire president and chief operating officer.

"By choosing this bundle option, DIRECTV customers will now be able to enjoy Clearwire’s fast, reliable and secure wireless broadband network that works great at home and on the go," said Bruce Churchill, president of New Enterprises, DIRECTV.