McCaw Launches Broadband Wireless Service
Cellular phone mogul Craig McCaw is entering the broadband wireless market with his latest venture, Clearwire.Wireless industry pioneer Craig McCaw this week launched a new company aimed at providing fixed wireless service nationwide. Clearwire Inc. will provide non-line-of-sight broadband wireless service that will compete directly against cable and DSL providers, said company officials in Kirkland, Wash. Previous fixed wireless offerings have required line-of-sight connections between radios, which has hampered services.
Ziff Davis Channel Zone Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols believes WiMax will jumpstart the fixed wireless industry. Click here to read his column.