Tech titans including Google, Intel, Sprint Nextel, Comcast and Time Warner Cable are coming together on a $3.2 billion plan to build a nationwide WiMax network. WiMax technology offers wireless users broadband speed with a range of up to six miles from the antenna, compared to about 300 feet for WiFi. Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. are also planning their next generation of wireless connectivity, but their efforts are lagging behind those of the WiMax consortium, according to this article.

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