Availability: WiMAX1 is coming to cities and localities across the United States. To see if WiMAX is available near you, visit: WiMAX Technology.
Major wireless service providers are already planning to roll out WiMAX, and Intel is enabling mass market adoption of WiMAX in notebooks and other mobile Internet devices similar to the way it enabled Wi-Fi in notebooks. WiMAX is a global, standards-based technology that is being adopted and deployed in many countries around the world. For example, Clear* began deploying WiMAX services in the U.S. in 2008, and over 100 carriers are currently trialing Mobile WiMAX around the world.2
Overview: WiMAX is a next generation wireless network communications technology. WiMAX is similar to Wi-Fi, except that WiMAX provides high-speed, broadband access over a much larger area. For fixed WiMAX stations, the range of coverage may encompass several square miles. WiMAX networks also enjoy less interference than Wi-Fi. Notebook computers and Mobile Internet Devices enabled for WiMAX service can access the Internet nearly everywhere within the large coverage area, and in places where Wi-Fi hotspots are not available. WiMAX enables mobile internet access. For example, you could be in a bus traveling across the city, and remain continuously connected to the internet. WiMAX will deliver Internet access speeds similar to DSL and cable connections, directly to your WiMAX enabled notebook computer or mobile Internet device.
1 WiMAX connectivity requires a WiMAX-enabled device and subscription to a WiMAX broadband service. WiMAX connectivity may require you to purchase additional software or hardware at extra cost. Availability of WiMAX is limited; check with your carrier for details on availability and network limitations. Broadband performance and results may vary due to environmental factors and other variables. See WiMAX Technology for more information.
2 WiMAX Forum database of publicly announced Mobile WiMAX trials.
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