AOL members in select US markets will soon be able to access the AOL service through a high-speed wireless connection for as low as $25.90.Â Clearwire is partnering with AOL to provide AOL users access to their WiMax network in select cities in Florida and California.
Subscribers will now be able to access AOL and the internet anywhere within the Clearwire coverage area.Â AOL says the service requires only a small modem to connect.
AOL hopes that this service will attract new and existing customers, as their dial-up base continues to erode.
Joe Redling, President of AOL’s access business, said wireless broadband is “a promising feature for new customer segments.”
The service, dubbed “AOL High Speed – Powered by Clearwire”, will initially be available in Daytona Beach, Fla., Jacksonville, Fla., Modesto, Ca., and Stockton, Ca.