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  • Residential Wi-Fi "Mesh" = 512 Kbps
  • Home/Small Business "Canopy" = up to 1544 Kbps
  • Business Calss "Aperto Packetwave" = 15 Mbps

Other Speeds

  • Dial Up = 28.8 - 56 Kbps
  • Satellite 256 Kbps -100 kbit/s up and 1 Mbit/s down
  • Dsl/Cable= 384-768 Kbps
  • Cable/Dsl or T-1 = 1.5 - 3 Mbps

"Using a combination of wireless, DSL, T1 in various combinations, 24/7, I have FTPd 2,418 LZW-TIF files (54.3GB) to a single www.Alamy.com FTP folder in 6.25 days. This replaces the need to send external hard drive to agency."


verizon and sprint are the only ones with evdo so far and sprint not available yet

Verizon Broadband Wireless Available limited areas (seattle) 400-700Kbps possible bursts of 2 Mbps

Verizon National Wireless Available most metro areas and (Sandpoint) 60-80Kbps possible bursts of 144 Kbps

Even if your city is not listed, you can still use your Broadband access card to access the internet at slower speeds (2 - 3X dialup speeds). This is called 1xRTT. Below is a map of the US where you can access the internet with your PC 5220 card (the dark orange areas).

"Yes, the switch is automatic.

The ONLY time, I have seen the switch NOT automatic, is if I am streaming radio and I have a 1xRTT connection open and I drive into a EVDO area, it stays on 1xRTT. For normal web, email, etc, it will automatically switch."


The fastest WiFi connection can transmit up to 54 megabits per second under optimal conditions. WiMAX should be able to handle up to 70 megabits per second. Even once that 70 megabits is split up between several dozen businesses or a few hundred home users, it will provide at least the equivalent of cable-modem transfer rates to each user.

The biggest difference isn't speed; it's distance. WiMAX outdistances WiFi by miles. WiFi's range is about 100 feet (30 m). WiMAX will blanket a radius of 30 miles (50 km) with wireless access. The increased range is due to the frequencies used and the power of the transmitter. Of course, at that distance, terrain, weather and large buildings will act to reduce the maximum range in some circumstances, but the potential is there to cover huge tracts of land.

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