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    In 1996, I was fascinated to discover that providing Internet Access via wireless technologies was not only possible, but being done routinely by a small band of pioneering Internet Service Providers. By mid-1997, I was writing professionally about Broadband Wireless Internet Access (BWIA), first as a monthly columnist in Boardwatch Magazine.

    In 2000, I began writing about BWIA full time in my own blogs, for numerous other publications, and FOCUS On Broadband Wireless Internet Access, my subscription newsletter.

    From 2008 - 2015, I took a hiatus from writing about BWIA, but my interest in BWIA did not wane. In 2016, I was able to resume writing full time, and I formed Zero Retries to publish a family of subscription newsletters about Broadband Internet Access using various wireless technologies, not just fixed link terrestrial systems.bio page.

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    The Broadband Wireless Internet Access (BWIA) News Blog is a publication of Zero Retries.

    The BWIA News Blog provides brief mentions of selected developments in the Wireless industry relating to providing Broadband Internet Access, and related fields, technologies, and industries.

    Significant developments are often discussed in depth in the BWIA News Newsletter. The BWIA News Blog also features previews of the BWIA News Newsletter - subscription information here.

    In 2016, the BWIA News Blog was restarted as a supplement to the BWIA News Newsletter. From 2008-2015, the BWIA News Blog was largely on hiatus. From its inception through 2008, the BWIA News Blog and the FOCUS On Broadband Wireless Internet Newsletter provided original, independent, unique, in-depth, dedicated perspective on significant developments in the BWIA industry.

    The BWIA News blog includes content that has been consolidated from previous sites, the FOCUS On Broadband Wireless Internet Newsletter, other blogs by Steve Stroh, and original content from Steve Stroh dating back to 1997 when he began writing professionally about Broadband Wireless Internet Access.

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March 31, 2008

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Bob McIntyre

What a memory you have!

Looking back four years in the wireless industry is a real test of "vision". (Now that is an over-used word around here - vision!)

I agree with you that it is a tie as we will need both (WiFi and Cellular) to solve the increasing need for coverage and bandwidth of this mobile society, (and this thing call Web 2.0.) In-building coverage will continue to be a challenge for cellular, even with the advances in repeaters and femto cells. WiFi will continue to have the lure of "free" and greater bandwidth potential, depending on the location of-course.

I am in Atlanta so whomever is visiting either location, gets lunch from the host. How is that?

Now on the WiMax front, I have another prediction that I have held to, and that is "Great for tier II cities and rural areas!" And you can quote me on that one as well.

Best,

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