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Making A Splash

Fixed wireless services test the waters.

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Wireless bandwidth may be on the rise, but fixed wireless networks run faster because they don't have to track down mobile receivers. There are many fixed solutions available-from low-cost, low-bandwidth CDMA systems providing phone network alternatives to high-frequency (38GHz) Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS).

Companies such as WinStar and Teligent are selling LMDS to businesses to compete with T1 (1.5Mbps) and T3 (45Mbps) service. A third level of service running at about 2.5GHz, called Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service (MMDS), may emerge as the most potent competitor to cable-modem and DSL networks.

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