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Old 01-28-2008, 05:17 PM
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FROM CLARK SAID:

WiMAX coming soon to a city near you
Have you heard about the new high-speed Internet option coming to a few U.S. cities in the next 90 days? People in Washington D.C., Chicago and Baltimore will be the first to have access to WiMAX. This new technology sends out a blanket high-speed Internet signal that covers an entire metro area. The cable and phone companies' shared monopoly may soon come to an end. Over the next year or so, roughly 2/3 of the U.S. will have


WiMAX access -- barring any tech problems on rollout. But this is not vaporware. WiMAX has already been a huge success in South Korea. Clark's beloved Eee PC is one of the first devices available with WiMAX capability built into it. This coming technology will be a real game changer and may soon alleviate iPhone users' complaints about slow surfing speeds.

WiMAX is a Sprint effort, and it's unfortunate that the company's bad customer-service reputation is taking away from its credibility with this new development. Clearwire is planning to migrate to WiMAX soon. The way you think about Internet today is going to be so different in the near future. Clark wants to emphasize that this is the real deal -- not just something for techies. The pressure WiMAX is going to put on monopolies is intense and will force lower prices and a better user experience. Our Internet experience will catch up (finally!) to that of the Third World countries!
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:34 PM
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This technology is nothing new however it is way over due, due to our "friends" in the telephone and cable industry. I always welcome competition to any monopoly. Affordable high speed internet access is great way to help the low income population of our country obtain an education and further their own future, along with a myriad of other benefits too numerous to mention
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:42 PM
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WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. The name WiMAX was created by the WiMAX Forum, which was formed in June 2001 to promote conformance and interoperability of the standard. The forum describes WiMAX as "a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL."

The Villages is already looking into this. There may be a problem with the contract with Comcast however. Depends on how it's worded. Better than WiMax would be FTTC (Fiber Optic to the Curb). Then you're really talking BROAD-band.

Proposals should come up this year. How much extra is everyone willing to pay? That's the question.

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Old 01-29-2008, 12:20 AM
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Get the technology that can serve more at a lower cost. Then lower the price (not cost!) to a larger population and surpass the revenue of the former technology by virtue of the simple volume that will come.

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Get the technology that can serve more at a lower cost. Then lower the price (not cost!) to a larger population and surpass the revenue of the former technology by virtue of the simple volume that will come.

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Old 01-29-2008, 03:36 AM
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I hope this would be implemented and come to the villages Choice is always a nice option to have.
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Things that don't make money don't move too fast! I've heard this talk for years and nothing has come to fruition. Don't count on it anytime soon.

Fiber - Now you are talking! Verizon FIOS is awesome, not sure if it is near TV yet.
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