Early WiMAX Deployment Closes Digital Divide
Ball State University CIO H. O’Neal Smitherman stole the show yesterday at MuniWireless 2007: Texas. Smitherman described a WiMAX deployment at the universityâ€”one of the first in the United Statesâ€”that has helped K-12 teachers to more effectively interactive with students in the region. Smitherman caused a stir by suggesting that WiMAX could eventually replace WiFi because of its extremely high throughput rates and support for longer-range connections. Still, he conceded that it’s too soon to predict how the market will shake out.
For more coverage of MuniWireless 2007: Texas, visit our sister site: www.muniwireless.com. The VAR Guy will post some more info about Smitherman and the WiMAX deployment later today or Thursday. But give The VAR Guy some time to organize his thoughts. He’s suffering from a bit of jet lag this morning and heading to VoiceCon Spring in Orlando.