Thursday, August 18, 2005

Technology: From WiFi to WiMAX

(Fascinating, esp. since the first Ricochet wireless networks were installed in NYC, Seattle and DC around 1996. I predict WiMAX will start catching on, like WiFi is now, in late 2008.)

The Internet's next big step
How close is wireless broadband for the average customer?

By Michael Ludden
(CNN) -- The Internet is about to take its next big leap. Imagine being instantly connected anytime you opened the lid of your laptop, anywhere.

WiMAX, the high-powered technology that promises to bring true mobility to the Web, is just around the corner. [...] Intel Corp., which makes the microprocessors that power most personal computers, plans to incorporate WiMAX into laptop chips in 2006.


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