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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

AT&T to Test WiMax as Alternative to Data Lines

AT&T will begin tests later this year to see whether "WiMax" high-speed wireless technology is a viable replacement for wired broadband Internet connections. The first trial will occur this spring in the town of Middletown, NJ.

The advantage of WiMax is that it allows data throughput at very high speeds and over longer distances than other wireless protocols. The promise is that WiMax service could be offered over large areas and at lower cost than traditional wired data services.

Source: Computerworld