WiMax has the potential to make broadband Internet access faster and more accessible for a lot of people. However, it was supposed to be a year or two away from any type of serious deployment. Surprise! Earlier this week, Intel deployed a demo WiMax network that covered all of metro Las Vegas for this year's Interop 2005 conference. And the demo version has been getting 7 Mbps to 12 Mbps - even out in the desert on the outskirts of the city.
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