said by ignatiuskc:
Fixed WiMax might be able to do 10-30 miles but mobile WiMax will do about 6 miles in real world. Far better than 300' on WiFi and better performing than EVDO.
I'd rather have true mobile data 2-4Mbps at $50/month available metrowide and anywhere I travel than 50Mbps wired cable/FIOS at same price.
Rural fixed should also be great. Sounds like Sprint will focus on population centers while Clearwire will focus mostly on rural. They are expected to roam on each other eventually.
Sprint only concentrates on urban/high population areas, the exact areas that have broadband already. Clearwire has a very long way to go, where is it anywhere in the Northeast?