Fun new broadband support in Windows

Longhorn may have ultrawideband, Wi-Max support built in.

According to this interview with Bill Gates, the next version of Windows (Longhorn, now due 2006), may have support for all kinds of high-speed networking technologies, partly at Intel's behest. He mentions ultrawideband and Wi-Max specifically.

When Microsoft released Windows 95 with TCP/IP support, it helped a lot of early Internet applications take off – not least being just basic dial-up ISP access. Maybe Longhorn will have similar effects.

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