Roger Fillion, who once wrote a very charitable profile of me when he was at The Denver Post, has a fine summary today of the prospects for Wi-Max technology. The technology should be commercial within the next couple of years. [Question, Is this commercial as in two real years or in technology-hype years where VoIP was "two years away" for, oh, about six years?]
In any event, it shows promise as a rural broadband solution and, from the article, it appears Qwest is putting some hope on it giving them a "second-mover advantage." It also sounds as if it may have some backbone uses, if I understand the story right.