Quarter of broadband grant applications WiMAX-based

2 Dec 2009

The WiMAX Forum reports that around a quarter of the last mile broadband stimulus applications pending with the US National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture’s RUS fund are based on WiMAX wireless broadband technology. Over 300 requests for WiMAX funding worth a total of USD1.6 billion were amongst the 1,130 applications for a total of USD14.2 billion in last mile deployment subsidies. The project is aiming to provide capital to bring broadband access to the approximately 12% of US households currently unserved by high speed networks.

United States