Fixed Wireless: So Near and Yet So Expensive
If you'e ever had to link multiple local buildings, you know the budgetary pain interconnection fees can inflict--you may pay tens of thousands of dollars per month just to span a few miles. There's got to be a better way, right? If you're lucky, you can take advantage of new options like metro Ethernet, which we discussed in "The Qwest for Last-Mile Connectivity". If you're really lucky, the city or county will provide right-of-way access to run fiber. But let's face it: Most of us have to make our own luck. Enter today's fixed-wireless systems. This low-profile technology is growing at a decent clip: The point-to-point wireless market is expected to reach $7 billion by 2009, up from $4 billion in 2004, according to analyst group Visant Strategies.
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