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Press Release -- June 18th, 2012
Source: Clearwire

Clearwire to Sponsor and Provide Free Access to VIP Lounge at the 28th annual WORLD’S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY Chicago’s West Loop

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30

Chicago, IL, June 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 28th annual World’s Largest Block Party is just around the corner, and this year party-goers can experience the VIP Lounge courtesy of CLEAR®, 4G internet you can use at home or on-the-go. Not only can music fans enjoy VIP status for free, they can have a chance to win a new Amazon KindleTM eBook reader, which CLEAR will be giving away to one lucky person each night.*

Free VIP tickets are available to the public starting today, simply by activating new monthly internet service on a CLEAR device – including the CLEAR Stick Atlas, a mobile USB that connects instantly to the internet without complicated software, and the CLEAR Spot® Voyager, a powerful mobile broadband hotspot that fits in the palm of your hand – at one of four CLEAR authorized dealer locations in the Chicago area.**

“CLEAR is thrilled to be participating in this year’s Block Party and to be providing music fans with an opportunity to enjoy the shows from a unique VIP Lounge,” said Jake Garechana, general manager of CLEAR in Chicago. “We’re proud to offer guests an opportunity to enjoy the VIP Lounge for free if they become a new CLEAR customer. It’s a win-win situation for them.”

To qualify for free VIP access at the World’s Largest Block Party, individuals must sign up for new CLEAR 4G internet service at one of the following Jams Technologies locations: River Oaks in Calumet City, Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Golf Mall in Niles, and Riverside Plaza in Chicago. VIP tickets also can be purchased for $80 a piece at

“It’s great to have CLEAR on board, for the third year in a row as a sponsor of the 28th annual World’s Largest Block Party,” said Fr. Tom Hurley, pastor of Old St. Patrick’s Church. “This is an important fundraiser for the parish that helps us to meet the needs of our mission in the Chicago area and around the world.”

CLEAR, the retail brand for Clearwire Corporation, runs on Clearwire’s 4G network in over 80 cities across the U.S. The company first launched internet service in Chicago in December, 2009. For more information about CLEAR, visit Company information about Clearwire is available at

* Amazon and Kindle are trademarks of or its affiliates. is not affiliated with Clearwire and does not endorse CLEAR products or services. Amazon Kindle giveaway model(s) at discretion of Clearwire. Additional Kindle giveaway rules and restrictions to be posted and/or announced at the VIP Lounge on both days of the World’s Largest Block Party event.

** Limited Time Offer; while ticket supplies last.

About Clearwire

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR, news, filings), through its operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services offering services in areas of the U.S. where more than 130 million people live. The company holds the deepest portfolio of wireless spectrum available for data services in the U.S. Clearwire serves retail customers through its own CLEAR® brand, as well as through wholesale relationships with some of the leading companies in the retail, technology and telecommunications industries. The company is constructing a next-generation 4G LTE Advanced-ready network to address the capacity needs of the market, and is also working closely with the Global TDD-LTE Initiative and China Mobile to further the TDD-LTE ecosystem. Clearwire is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. Additional information is available at

About the World’s Largest Block Party

Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago’s oldest public building and a treasured historic landmark, is the host of the 28th annual World’s Largest Block Party. This event is a party with a purpose. Proceeds support the mission and outreach activities of Old St. Pat’s, including the Education Center, the Outreach Group, Horizons For Youth, Career Transitions Center of Chicago, and Global Alliance for Africa. Approximately 20,000 people will enjoy great music, fantastic food and fabulous fun.  Headliners include Ben Folds Five (June 29) and Lifehouse (June 30), plus eight additional bands over the course of two nights.  For more details, please visit

CONTACT: Clearwire
         Chris Comes
         (312) 282-0539

         World's Largest Block Party
         Lisa Ripson
         (312) 952-7394

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