Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Steve Stroh writes:
FOCUS on Wireless Broadeband Internet Access is founded upon the following tenets:I'm there. I'd edit this, but only slightly. In #2, instead of 'truly' I'd say 'optimally' -- there are lots of trickle-bit apps and more are coming. And in #5, I'd explicitly add multi-hop (or packet relay or ad hoc) networks to the list.
1. Internet technology is becoming the foundation for nearly all communications, commerce, and entertainment services;
2. For Internet access to be truly usable, always-on Broadband Internet access is required;
3. By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, Internet access will be ubiquitous;
4. In the 'last mile', wireline-based technologies and systems will generally prove to be insufficient or not cost-effective to provide ubiquitous, always-on, Broadband Internet to most homes and businesses;
5. In the near term, Broadband Wireless Internet Access in all its forms -- Sub 11 GHz, Above 11 GHz, Free Space Optics, Ultra Wideband, Licensed, License-exempt -- has emerged as the most likely technology to provide cost-effective, ubiquitous, always-on Broadband Internet Access.
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