Lee Marzke on 26 Sep 2009 15:29:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] WiMax Questions Answered

Art Alexion wrote:
> On Monday 21 September 2009 15:58:48 JP Vossen wrote:
>> Related (I haven't had time to read any of the articles yet):
>> http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/09/09/19/0023216/WiMax-In-2010-mdash-Too-L
>> ittle-Too-Late MobileWiMax In 2010 — Too Little, Too Late?
>> Posted by Soulskill on Saturday September 19, @05:09AM
>> from the that-only-gives-it-two-years dept.
>> CWmike writes "By the end of 2010, users in more than 80 US cities may
>> be able to ditch their cable modems, T1 setups and DSL lines — and the
>> Wi-Fi routers that go with them — in favor of WiMax wireless technology.
> I couldn't help thinking during the presentation that WiMax was great for 
> people who currently use cellular modems, and possibly people who don't want 
> to pay Barnes & Noble, etc. for WiFi access, but pointless at home or in the 
> office.
> When they were showing the home modems, no one addressed the question, "why 
> should I dump cable/DSL/FiOS for a slower, less stable wireless alternative 
> at about the same price?"
I have DSL from speakeasy 1.5Mb/256Kb , 2 static IP's and they don't block
and ports and are server friendly. That uplink speed with both servers and
VOIP is problematic.

I can't get anything faster on the uplink because of my distance from
the CO, so the
only option is business FIOS for about $110/month.

So yes if Clearwire really is reliable I would consider it.


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