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LMDS: A Fixed-Wireless Opportunity for Colleges and Universities

Friday, January 1, 1999


Recent spectrum auctions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) promise to enable a cost-effective last-mile broadband opportunity for many colleges and universities. Although it has some limitations, Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) could be a good solution for high-speed connections on campus -- without the cost of laying or upgrading wireline infrastructure. Getting from here to there, however, will require some technological homework and a willingness to bear the tradeoff of being an early adopter.

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