Pipex Wireless has been testing WiMAX wireless broadband access in Milton Keynes and Warwick. It expects to be rolling out its service to other areas including Manchester soon. In preparation of the roll-out Pipex Wireless is changing its name to FREEDOM4.
WiMAX is an exciting technology, requiring a new approach to broadband delivery, so the time is right to launch our services with a fresh brand [..] Over the next year, we believe that FREEDOM4 will become the name associated with broadband wireless internet and look forward to the next stage as our services are rolled out in Milton Keynes, Warwick, Manchester and other parts of the UK.Mike Read (CEO), FREEDOM4
For those not in the initial roll-out areas, the FREEDOM4 website has a map showing the approximate locations currently planned for the next two phases of the roll-out.
Wireless broadband connections carry various attractions such as the not having to pay telephone line rental and the ability to relocate yourself without the need for expensive activation fees. The fact they are not based on the copper local loop infrastructure also means those who can only manage relatively slow broadband speeds of 0.5Mbps may benefit from faster access speeds.