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Saturday, August 04, 2007
Will WiMax trump Wi-Fi?
Public Wi-Fi: Past its Prime? - Yahoo! News

The Wi-Fi vs. WiMax debate.

See the discussion at Techmeme too.

Who's going to win in the municipal arena? WiMax has lots of hype but few deployments. There's no easy way to get a laptop on a WiMax network (see the Yahoo article above.) I get nervous hearing all these wonderful things that WiMax will bring us some day. In the meantime, Wi-Fi is deployed and I don't think you can buy a laptop today that doesn't have a Wi-Fi card. I'm still betting on Wi-Fi over the long term in the municipal arena.

Here's a bonus link, Wikipedia has a list of WiMax deployments. (Actually most are "planned" deployments.) Thanks, CG.


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