Clearwire announced yesterday their completion of a legal hurdle by the FCC on-line at www.clearwire.comÂ This announcement has cleared the way for them to offer true WIMAX broadband PCMIA and laptop cards for the services nationwide over the Clearwire network.
This is good new for those seeking rural broadband access as Clearwire is constantly improving their network coverage and should get even greater range and mobility as they deploy WIMAX capability.
This information was found at ENGADGET and verified online at www.clearwire.com
Keep your eyes open and look to another alternative for broadband to pop up in your area!
It could be if a new industry consortium gets its way. And with the big boys setting aside their numerous differences and coming together to support this initiative, it could really gain some traction. (Those big boys are namely Microsoft and Google!)
What does this mean and what is the chatter about. Digital Television! HDTV mandates that in 2009 Analog broadcasts will be shut down. This may leave those in rural areas with fewer choices for TV except Satellite or Cable if they can get it, but it could mean an influx of Wireless Internet Providers. The catch is that Analog television takes a lot more spectrum than a Digital broadcast, this leaves lots of available spectrum for other purposes when the Analog shut off takes place. The White Spaces Coalition seeks to open that spectrum up for Wireless data and internet providers, potentially using it to present all types of data to the rural consumers this white space could serve.
I say good luck, as you can see, there is still lots of room for providers in this market even as the big boys like Sprint and Intel push WiMax, rural broadband is still a stretch for many Americans.
Source: Ars Technica
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Thanks for visiting www.findwirelessinternet.info. If you have been having trouble getting broadband in your area then this may be the place for you. I was having lots of trouble and decided I would try and share some of the information I found out online for all to find.
So to the right you will see pages with information orgainized by State in the posts you can find or search by your state or city. As users and companies submit Wireless Internet ISP’s I will attempt to add them with the pertinent information and allow user feedback to give a seamless list of providers for your area. Do you not see your area, well that’s what I’m talking about submit it here, and tell your friends and neighbors, because when you are in a rural area, finding affordable Wireless or Broadband Internet can be tough in America.
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