Judge to Delay Sprint’s WiMAX Shutdown

Posted by at 12:07 am on November 6, 2015

Sprint LogoMobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov. 6.

Mobile Citizens and other groups, however, had existing wholesale contracts with Clearwire, which Sprint acquired in 2013.

Sprint says it tried to work the organizations to switch them to LTE, but the organizations allege Sprint is seeking unreasonable new terms. A Massachusetts-based judge believes some at-need consumers may be harmed if the shutdown is allowed to proceed and issued a 90-day stay.

LTE. Sprint did not immediately offer comment.

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