Clearwire Partners with SBCA

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association said Clearwire, the Seattle-based provider of wireless high-speed internet service, has joined the group as a broadband provider.

The deal allows Clearwire and the SBCA to develop a specific commercial retailer program for association members. SBCA members and their customers will have access to Clearwire's wireless broadband service, and Clearwire will help those members expand revenue opportunities by providing a suite of wireless broadband services that complement existing DBS offerings.

Jim Ryder, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Clearwire, said the partnership "will create exciting new connectivity options for small to medium sized businesses and consumers alike. The complementary nature of satellite television and high-speed wireless internet services makes for great synergy between our organizations."