WiMax in Atherstone

What is WiMax?

WiMAX is an IP based, wireless broadband access technology that provides performance similar to Wi-Fi networks with the coverage and QOS (quality of service) of cellular networks.
WiMAX is a wireless digital communications system, that is intended for wireless "metropolitan area networks". WiMAX can provide broadband wireless access up to 30 miles (50 km) for fixed stations, and 3 - 10 miles (5 - 15 km) for mobile stations. The WiFi wireless local area network standard is limited in most cases to only 100 - 300 feet (30 - 100m).

Why is WiMax useful?

WiMAX has the potential to do to broadband Internet access what cell phones have done to phone access. In the same way that many people have given up their "land lines" in favor of cell phones, WiMAX could replace cable and DSL services, providing universal Internet access just about anywhere you go. WiMAX will also be as painless as WiFi -- turning your computer on will automatically connect you to the closest available WiMAX antenna.
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