up-and-coming rival to DSL and cable Internet service is WiMAX, short for
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. Based on the IEEE 802.16
standards for wireless broadband transmissions, this emerging technology
has the capacity to provide broadband coverage for large metropolitan
areas and remote rural locations as well. Aside from fixed Internet
access, WiMAX can also be utilized for portable and mobile access. How is
this all possible? Look up the links below to read about what could be the
future of broadband Internet service as more computer technology giants
jump on the WiMAX bandwagon.
Resources What enables WiMAX technology to be as flexible and
versatile as it promises to be? HowStuffWorks.com (www.computer.howstuffworks.com/wimax.htm),
unearths the mysteries of WiMAX but also explains what you might need to
do if you decide to switch from your DSL or cable Internet service.
WiMAX.com furnishes a wealth of information, including training at its
WiMAX University. The site (www.wimax.com/education/faq)
has an online learning center where answers to many FAQs, such as “Is
WiMAX safe?” and “Will I have WiMAX service on my cell phone?” are
well-explained. Within the same learning center, you can compare WiMAX
with the other competing broadband technologies at www.wimax.com/education/wimax/other_technologies.
of WiMAX The WiMAX Forum is the non-profit organization responsible
for standardizing and certifying WiMAX equipment. Its goal is “to
position WiMAX as the next-generation wireless broadband Internet
technology of choice anytime, anywhere.” You can find out more about the
Forum at www.wimaxforum.org.
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Wireless Exchange Magazine (www.bbwexchange.com/wimax)
maintains up-to-date news on the most recent developments relating to