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USA Today reports that we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wireless Internet technologies, as new systems are being developed that "promise to make wireless Internet access cheaper, faster and farther reaching. If all goes according to schedule, consumers and business could begin to use some of the technologies by early 2005," the paper suggests.

One of the most interesting i-options is something called WiMax, a service that, unlike Wi-Fi hot spots that have a reach of about 300 feet, will be able to send and receive signals up to 30 miles away.
KC's View:
We are heartened by this. After yesterday's experience, we hope that the first place they install this or any high-speed wireless system is John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York…where we had to deal with dial-up while waiting for our plane last night.

Oy.