Then, people were already happy to have about 56 kilobits per second of Internet speed. But now, there are technologies available that can provide people up to 100 megabits per second of Internet speed. There is now also the wireless Internet connection where people do not have to use the typical modems from telephone wires or devices for broadband connection. Internet access nowadays can be achieved just like having a signal with the mobile phone—wireless. And among the newest technology today that can provide wireless telecommunications technology is called WiMAX. This can be used to achieve Internet connection, thus, people can have the WiMAX Internet.
Today, what most people know as a wireless Internet access is the Wireless Fidelity or WiFi. This kind of technology can provide a local network of computers a connection to the Internet as long as they are within the so-called “hotspots.” These are mostly within the 100-to-300-foot radius. But the WiMAX Internet is a better technology and even a more advanced way to connect to the World Wide Web.
The WiMAX Internet can provide a local network of computers a connection to the Internet if they are within the 30-mile radius. That’s almost many times larger in scope than WiFi technology. With this capability, the WiMAX Internet can provide not only wider range of connection but faster Internet speed too. It can offer 10 megabits per second of Internet speed within the nearest 10 kilometers.
So far, the standard speed of WiMAX is not yet determined as well as the standard radius it can reach. But for now, what experts know is that it is far better than WiFi in distance scope and Internet speed.