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WiMax -- has it failed
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 12:43:00 -0400
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From: Charles Pinneo <pinneo () sbcglobal net>
Date: August 31, 2008 11:37:02 AM EDT
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>, Frode Hegland
<frode () hyperwords net>, Frode Hegland <frode () hegland com>
Subject: Re: [IP] WiMax whats up?
It doesn't generate profit?
But from reading IP for several years I do know this: municipal WiMax
has pretty much failed. Nobody wants to pay for it? Dave Farber should
really answer this because he's been posting comments on it for a two
or three years. There was actually an IP thread on this called
"Neighborhood Wireless" or "Neighborhood WiFi." I can't seem to find
it on my computer or on the "Monthly Archives for Interesting People."
I know it's there, but it going out of date fast.
Google "Neighborhood Wireless."
A lot of people WERE trying to avoid paying so much money to AT&T and
Cable. Most have given up. This is central to Network Neutrality.
Here's an article from Popular Science from 2006. It was a technology
about to happen in 2006, but it may be dead or dying now. Maybe it
just wasn't profitable. If this article doesn't format properly from
Mac to PC, I can resend it to you in a different form. WiMax,
neighborhood wireless, WiFi, municipal WiFi, are all Googleable, but I
just don't have time right now. I have to drive to an Obama rally in
Battle Creek. Try NY Wireless at <http://www.nycwireless.net/>. In
Manhattan they just hitchhike on each others wireless connections. And
that works if you're not concerned with privacy. I think this is a hot
topic which died due to the profit factor.
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- WiMax -- has it failed David Farber (Aug 31)