Boulder, Co.-based Mobile Citizen is offering three different mobile broadband plans at $10 a month each to schools and non-profits in Portland and Las Vegas and soon Philadelphia and Chicago using the Clearwire (NSDQ: CLWR) WiMax network.
The five-year-old non-profit was able to arrange the deal with Clearwire because it has access to something very precious and valuable that Clearwire needs — spectrum. The organization was using to transmit educational videos will now be shared with Clearwire under a 30-year deal. In return, it allows Mobile Citizen to resell WiMAX exclusively to schools and nonprofits, according to muniwireless.com.
The $10 plans all offer download speeds up to 6 mbps and upload speeds of up to 500 kbps. In addition, the user will have to purchase a modem. The desktop version costs $99; the USB modem costs $89; and ClearSpot, which allows up to eight people to use the same WiMax modem using wi-fi, costs $129.