Re: Sprint abandons WiMAX and Earthlink wants it? More than that, it's nearly impossible to get to the consumer! Only a telco can offer DSL. Only a cable co can offer cablemodems. Only a cellular co can offer 3G or "4G" internet. etc. etc.
The residential business world is a bunch of sparse islands ("monopoly" is word often used.) There are three ways into my home... the phone line, the cable line, (the power line, but that really doesn't work), and the air. DSL (phone line) is too distance sensitive. Cable works well, but has issues with capacity and infrastructure age (and management greed.) Wireless has all of those problems compounded -- slow, expensive, and if you actually *use it* insanely expensive.
Earthlink, like AOL, is from a different era. Unlike AOL, however, Earthlink moved to being a business ISP when the residential world evaporated.
| |skeechanAi OtsukaholicPremium
Why not buy direct from Clear... ...and get unlimited use for $50? I have both the mobile and fixed wireless plans from Clear and use several dozen GB a month with no overage fees or nasty grams.
| |JimThePCGuyFormerly known as schja01.Premium,MVM
Morton Grove, IL
Why not just go direct to Clearwire? What is their Value Add.
If the prices for the two plans in the article are correct they are both higher than what Clear offers direct.
Unlimited 6Mbs/1Mbs = $49.95
2Gb 6Mbs/1Mbs = $19.95