Sprint Flips the WiMAX Switch in Chicago

[qi:gigaom_icon_WiMax] Sprint (s s) continued to move ahead with its WiMAX rollout, flipping the switch in Chicago, three markets in Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin), and several in North Carolina. The move is in line with Sprint’s previously announced 4G rollout plans with Clearwire (s clwr) and Comcast (s cmcsa) and follows last week’s launch of Clearwire service in Philadelphia. Look for Sprint to continue following in the footsteps of Clearwire and Comcast in the next few months as it steps up its WiMAX deployment nationwide.