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Coming To America?

The world loves the wireless Web, but when will it take off <i>here</i>?

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This story appears in the March 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Here in the United States, we like to think we're always on the cutting edge of technology-the fastest computers, the most advanced networks and so on. But there's one area where we're pretty much just twiddling our thumbs compared to Asia and Europe: the wireless Net.

In its most familiar form, the wireless Internet involves little chunks of Web information and services that are accessible from anywhere via a mobile phone. But that's just a quick brush over the real potential of this technology.

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