This is Intel investing a billion dollars in a company that makes gear for WiMax. That’s in addition to the billions they are spending internally on WiMax. And since Intel puts the chipsets in virtually every laptop made, it’s a pretty safe guess that what Intel invests in is what you and I will be using.
WiMax is one of those technologies I was talking about when I said that there are a lot of better technologies than WiFi out there for spreading wireless over large areas. So if the companies that dream of citywide wireless Internet adopt WiMax instead, there may be some hope.
I still don’t understand what business cities have running and manging this, but at least this is a technology that has a prayer of working.