WiMax is coming

April 18, 2007

April 16, 2007

In the February 2007 Newsletter, I mentioned that “WiMax is coming to America.” I just wanted to pass the following article on to you to give you a “reality check.” Please read the newsletter if you haven’t yet done so. Essentially, you need to know that wireless frequencies wreak havoc on the immune system, create irritability and depression, and disconnect us further from our Higher, Spiritual self.

April 12, 2007

The May Report: 04/12/2007: Bulletin: Sprint rolls out Wimax network which includes Motorola

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Sprint Plans WiMax Network Rollout (4 items) 

#1: Sprint Plans WiMax Network Rollout 
Thursday April 12, 2:26 pm ET 
Sprint Nextel Plans WiMax Network Rollout in 3 Cities

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will be among the first three cities nationwide to have access to a new high-speed wireless network that’s part of an emerging technology called WiMax.

The regional network operated by Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation’s third-largest cellular provider, will offer wireless Internet speeds that  match DSL and cable TV modems and allow people to have constant access to the Internet from a laptop as they travel the area. Chicago, Washington and Baltimore will have access to the WiMAX network by  the end of the year. Officials at Kansas City, MO.-based Sprint said they  expect the $3 billion project to reach more than 100 million Americans in 16  other cities by the end of 2008 and take three years to complete.

Sprint said it would build the WiMax network using its cell sites and  equipment by Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. and Nokia Corp.  Intel Corp., along with Motorola and Samsung, will provide chips that can  link devices such as laptops, phones and other electronic gear to either a  WiFi network or a WiMax network, and also operate on Sprints cellular  network. WiMax is derived from the same technology as the popular WiFi standard that  provides wireless Internet access in such places as airports and coffee  shops. Unlike WiFi, which provides wireless Internet access over a several hundred foot range, a WiMax signal can blanket a much wider area.

WiMax, short for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, has been  mentioned as a possible alternative to cable modem and Digital Subscriber  Line services offered by cable and telephone companies. It’s also touted as a tool to connect emerging markets to the Internet.

#2: Spring Nextel Plans WiMax Network Rollout in Chicago

#3: Sprint Announces New WiMax Details

#4: Sprint Announces New WiMax Details
Carrier names WiMax device makers, further WiMax expansion plans, and a name for its TV-phone-wireless service. 
Yardena Arar, PC World 
Monday, March 26, 2007 01:00 PM PDT

ORLANDO, Florida–Sprint Nextel today expanded the roster of cities that will be wired for WiMax, the 4th-generation wireless telecom technology that it plans to launch commercially next year.

Sprint had previously named Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. as the first cities where it will offer pilot WiMax programs later this year. Sprint is working with Motorola, Samsung, and Nokia to develop additional WiMax markets in 2008. They are: Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland, Providence, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Seattle.

WiMax Launch in 2008

Sprint says it expects its commercial WiMax launch to take place in April 2008; the company anticipates the service will be available to 100 million people by the end of 2008. WiMax is expected to deliver real-world bandwidth on the order of 2 to 4 megabits per second, compared to the 300 to 700 kilobits per second today’s EVDO wireless service delivers.