We are thrilled to help connect the underserved areas of Chicago, Illinois with high speed Internet service that will help individuals complete their 2010 tax returns.
Chicago (PRWEB) February 10, 2011
Clearwire, a leading provider of wireless broadband services and operator of the first 4G network in the country, today announced the donation of CLEAR® 4G take-it-with-you internet service to the Center for Economic Progress of Illinois. The technology donation, valued at more than $5,000 is aimed at providing Internet access for the mobile tax preparation centers which primarily serve Chicago’s low-income community.
“We are thrilled to help connect the underserved areas of Chicago, Illinois with high speed Internet service that will help individuals complete their 2010 tax returns,” said Jeannie Weaver, regional director of sales for CLEAR. “CLEAR launched service in Illinois 13 months ago and is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.”
“It’s no secret that times are tough, and hard-working, low-income families have been hit hardest,” said David Marzahl, president at the Center for Economic Progress. “Thanks to Clearwire’s generous donation, CEP’s dedicated volunteer corps will be able to help return more than $50 million in refunds to 30,000 families and their communities during tax season.”
The Center for Economic Progress associates will use Clear USB 4G-enabled devices to connect its laptop computers to the Internet. The program started January 18 and will conclude on April 15, 2011. Chicago area centers are located in Maywood, Rogers Park, Albany Park, Pullman, Humboldt Park and Lawndale.
CLEAR 4G products and services are available for purchase by going online at http://www.clear.com, calling 1-877-499-6681, or visiting a CLEAR kiosk, retail store or other authorized CLEAR dealer. CLEAR 4G service is also available from Best Buy, Micro Center and Fry’s Electronics. For more information about CLEAR, visit http://www.clearwire.com.
Through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of wireless broadband services. Clearwire's 4G network currently provides coverage in areas of the U.S. where more than 110 million people live. Clearwire's open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility to deliver next generation broadband access. The company markets its 4G service through its own brand called CLEAR® as well as through its wholesale relationships with Sprint, Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Clearwire is headquartered in Kirkland, Wash. Additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com.
*Speed claims based on download speeds only. Actual performance may vary and is not guaranteed. CLEAR performance claim is based on average download user speeds achieved during tests performed on the CLEAR commercial network by CLEAR. Other carrier performance based on their advertised claims.
Unlimited plans subject to CLEAR’s Acceptable Use Policy, posted at http://www.clear.com/legal/aup.
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About the Center for Economic Progress
Founded in 1990, the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping hard-working, low-income families move from financial uncertainty to financial security. Operating one of the largest and oldest statewide tax preparation programs in the country, CEP has helped more than 270,000 families and returned nearly $400 million in refunds to Illinois communities. For more information, visit http://www.economicprogress.org.