Wednesday, August 29, 2007

WiFi vs. WiMax in Chicago

According to this CNN article [no longer available], Chicago has shelved its plans to blanket the entire city with WiFi because it would cost too much. They are, however, looking at using WiMax for the same purpose.

WiMax clearly wins on range. I haven't run the numbers, but I'm curious as to how it performs when you have thousands (or more?) users all trying to use the same access point.

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