Clearwire to Get $1.5B More, Report Says

11/9/09

Kirkland, WA-based Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) is about to receive an investment of at least $1.5 billion led by Sprint Nextel, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sprint will invest $1 billion, and its partners, including Comcast, Intel, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks, will chip in an additional $500 million, for continuing support of Clearwire’s WiMax broadband network. Google, which has invested previously in Clearwire, is not participating in the current financing round. The official announcement could come as early as this week, the WSJ reports.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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