WiMax for $45/month

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Rogers’ WiMax offering



Bell’s offering

Rogers and Bell are rolling out WiMax service for
Toronto and a few other cities.
It’s a joint venture between Bell and Rogers, called
Inukshuk Wireless Inc.“.
The price structure looks like this:

Speed down/up Price Company
½ Mbps/125 kbps $45 Bell
1½ Mbps/¼ Mbps $50 Rogers
3 Mbps/384 kbps $60 Bell

Interestingly, despite
WiMax’s symmetrical up/download speeds,
the service is asymmetrical with slower uplaod speeds than download.
This may be an artifact of the head end’s limited internet connectivity.

Alas, the
number of cities with WiMax available
is pretty small at the moment.
I was hoping to get my Mom on it.

Also, the modem is a separate box that needs its own power, not a PC-card for your laptop or something nice like that.

Excellent article all about it over on
Ars Technica

Published by

rae

Mac developer

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