ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearwire, a leading provider of 4G wireless broadband services,has teamed up with the Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF)to bring CLEAR 4G devices and service to St. Louis Public Schools,namely Gateway STEM High School. Students of the EMT-B Program atGateway now have access to mobile broadband, which allows them tostay connected in the classroom and in the field. "For us, this partnership is a perfect example of what canhappen when public, private and corporate entities come together tobenefit one of our community's greatest resources, our youth," saidKevin Walker, ITEF board member. "Together we are bridging thedigital divide and providing mobile learning opportunities to ourdeserving and hard-working students." Gateway STEM High School is hosting a media event today at 11:00a.m. to show the public how students are using CLEAR devices andservice. Students are able to run the portable EKG software, takevital signs, assess a patient, and create reports virtuallyanywhere in the CLEAR coverage area. "Mobile broadband is an integral part of modern learning and anecessary educational resource for students. We are honoredto provide the EMT students with real world technology so that theycan complete their assignments on time, whether at school, in thefield, or at home," said Paul McCarthy, Director of SpectrumDevelopment at Clearwire. Students will be on hand to share their experience with theEMT-B Program and the ways in which CLEAR technology has positivelyimpacted their learning. Demonstrations and a mock emergencyresponse drill are also part of the media open house. "Because of our ability to provide students with access tomobile broadband, we've seen strong academic and career outcomesthrough the EMT Program," said Ken Riddle, EMT-B Program Directorat Gateway STEM High School. "78% of our students pass theircertifications, compared to the national average of 50%. Putsimply, there is no other program like this."
The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) program isoffered at Gateway STEM High School. The EMT program is certifiedas a training entity with the Missouri Bureau of Emergency MedicalServices (BEMS) and also has been certified as a Training Centerwith the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). Studentsenrolled in this program can receive certification in First Aid andCPR as well as attend Homeland Security/FEMA Incident CommandSystem classes.CLEAR, the retail brand for Clearwire Corporation, runs onClearwire's 4G network in approximately 80 cities across the U.S.,in areas where more than130 million people live. For moreinformation about CLEAR, visit www.clear.com. Company informationabout Clearwire, HD product video, and high-resolution photographyis available at www.clearwire.com/newsroom. A selection of high resolution photos from today's event will beavailable at 2:30 p.m. CST for download at www.insiderimages.com. About Clearwire Clearwire Corporation, through its operating subsidiaries, is aleading provider of 4G wireless broadband services, offeringservices in areas of the U.S. where more than 130 million peoplelive. The company holds the deepest portfolio of wireless spectrumavailable for data services in the U.S. Clearwire serves retailcustomers through its own CLEAR ® brand, as well asthrough wholesale relationships with some of the leading companiesin the retail, technology and telecommunications industries. Thecompany is constructing a next-generation 4G LTE Advanced-readynetwork to address the capacity needs of the market, and is alsoworking closely with the Global TDD-LTE Initiative and China Mobileto further the TDD-LTE ecosystem. Clearwire is headquartered inBellevue, Wash. Additional information is available at http://www.clearwire.com. About Innovative Technology Education Fund The Innovative Technology Education Fund is a St. Louis-basedcharitable nonprofit operating as a private foundation. ITEF isalso an FCC license holder of four Educational Broadband channelsin St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information is available at www.enhancinglearning.org.
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