AT&T May Expand Rural WiMax Use
A few southern states sometime this year...
While LTE (Long Term Evolution), is AT&T's next-generation wireless broadband flavor of choice, they've been tinkering with WiMax as a rural DSL alternative in parts of Alaska
(using 2.3 GHz equipment from Alvarion). AT&T CTO John Donovan tells USAToday
that the company may be expanding WiMax as a rural delivery option. Unstrung
had previously reported that AT&T could be deploying WiMax in a few southern states sometime this year. Through their Alascom subsidiary, AT&T offers symmetrical 1Mbps service for $19.95 a month to some rural users.