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are LMDS and MMDS providers aimed at different markets? is the technology/economics of one spectrum service superior to that of the other?


Hopefully tis article will answer some of your questions.

Advocates for wireless residential broadband access had a busy November, as the millimeter-wave camp examining 28- and 38-GHz local multipoint distribution service (LMDS) networks raced to make consumer and business systems cost-effective for single-user Internet access. They faced an onslaught of new efforts from competing radio system specialists aiming to make the microwave networks known as multichannel multipoint distribution service (MMDS) at 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz easier to deploy. Cost-reduction efforts in both markets may result in making wireless "last-mile" access technologies viable alternatives to always-on Internet access technologies such as cable modems and digital subscriber lines.

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