said by xenophon: It's been how many year's in certain cities and Verizon has come and beat those cities' out on launch day in coverage where clear is so spotty. said by Matt3:
My only real gripe with WiMAX, is that on the 2.5GHz band as it stands now, it is useless indoors.
2.5Ghz does work indoors, just needs to be the appropriate tuning/implementation, which will take a while to hash out.
700mhz will penetrate indoors better but will have more interference than 2.5ghz if too much power, so they may have to lower power, reducing penetration, just as it did when cell phones were first rolled out.
Both have their issues that require different types of engineering to implement properly. It will take a year or 3 to get things tuned well for both implementations.
To say 2.5ghz is useless indoors is an uninformed statement. I get 5 bars signal at home indoors and enough signal in elevator.