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WiMax this year?

WiMax this year?

Intel is readying its WiMax chipset, and we might see actual product in a few short months. The oft-delayed WiMax is a sort of a wide-area Wi-Fi--think citywide or campuswide coverage versus coffee house hotspot. It'll also be used by broadband providers to replace the pricey last mile your Internet bits must travel. WiMax will also bring broadband service to remote rural areas currently stuck with dial-up service. Its benefits are many, and Intel just announced that it has shipped its Rosedale 2 WiMax chipset to partners. Laptop WiMax cards could hit the United States by the end of the year.

Source: via Ars Technica.