[funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

Alexander Harrowell a.harrowell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 09:38:50 UTC 2007

On 3/13/07, Daniel Senie <dts at senie.com> wrote:

> >   How do longer-range wireless technologies like WiMAX
> >potentially impact the equation?
> If cell phone companies have not covered an area, what makes you
> think WiMAX is a magic solution? How well does WiMAX work to cover
> hilly, forested, rural terrain? Who will pay to put up enough towers
> to provide coverage? Will municipalities unhappy about the look of
> towers consider this a reasonable alternative to running services
> along telephone poles that already exist? If the cell carriers
> haven't found it economic to provide coverage, why would the WiMAX provider?

WiMAX should work very well for hilly and forested terrain - it splits
the signal across any multipath that may be around, so the more the
merrier (within reason).

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