Profiting From the Power of Broadband Wireless
Co-founder and president of the Chicago-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) American Wireless Broadband (AWB), was looking for an economical way to deliver broadband wireless to Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs) in the Chicago area. But it had some concerns about the technology. AWB had tested a BPL product out of Canada several years ago and was not happy with the results. In fact, BPL technology only supported first-floor tenants, leaving users on higher floors without service. But Kauke had been working with Motorola's Canopy team to deliver broadband wireless to customers for years, and he was confident of the quality of Canopy products. So when it discovered that the proven Canopy Wireless Broadband Platform served as the foundation for Motorola's Powerline technology, it decided to try it.