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Proxim takes WiFi to 12 miles

September 30th, 2002 · No Comments

From News.com: “The Proxim product can achieve long distances because the company boosted the power inside its access points–the radios that create the network. It also added additional antennas to the access points so signals could be beamed directly to a home, rather than creating a cloud of access. Proxim’s product, priced from about $2,000 to $6,000, will include all the equipment necessary to become a small-scale network provider. The price differs depending on the quality of equipment and add-ons that a buyer may want. Each kit can serve about 250 customers.”

What began as technology for a Wireless LAN is on its way to bridging the last mile(s). The 3G cellcos better watch out.


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