On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Kathryn Cassidy wrote:
> It certainly works, but I don't see
> the point for home web users. You absolutely need a two way link for
> the web. Admittedly you could dial up to send info and take advantage
> of the faster download times that way, but that's a very inelegant
> solution. What you realy need is your own transmitter in the back
> garden, now that would be cool...
It's being done, though. At some time early this year, I thought of
marketing a product like that myself, so I got some info on that.
Apparently, Lucent has a solution (which they bought in Israel) on
either 950 MHz (DECT) or 5GHz. It runs up to 11 MBit/s (it's actually
Ethernet over wireless (WLAN)) at distances up to 3 miles (line of
sight, of course). This is a point-to-multipoint solution - so, with
directed antennae it would reach further even. costs about $ 2500 for a
single-user setup. This is still cheaper than a leased line :)
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