An Investigation of Wireless Solutions for the "Last Mile"
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The need for broadband network access is experiencing rapid growth, but what is currently available is not sufficient. Copper-based technologies cannot address the requirements of todays bandwidth-intensive Internet applications. End-users in the last mile demand access speeds equivalent to those supported by fiber optics backbone networks, although, the cost and time associated with its installation are prohibitive factors for bringing fiber to every home and business. This results in the well-known last mile access problem, which prevents the Internet from reaching its full potential, and has paved the way for the development of many innovative technologies. Driven by demands for more bandwidth, wireless broadband technologies have been proposed.
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