Extreme Wi-Fi

Tuesday, 14 September 2004, 2:46 AM EST

Take that wireless hot spot in the local java joint, jack it up on steroids and use it to connect an entire city full of computers. That, in short, is WiMax, a cutting-edge wireless technology that's starting to prove its worth as a fast, cheap and easy networking option for businesses.

Media consulting firm VMS has already used an early version of the technology to save money and improve efficiency. It started when VMS acquired a new company across town from its Manhattan headquarters, and CIO Gerry Louw had to find a way to connect the two offices with a secure network link.

By David M. Ewalt at Forbes.

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