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In Chris Taylor's "Will You Buy Wi-Fi?" [TIME GLOBAL BUSINESS, May], an otherwise good article is marred by a throwaway line about 3G's being much better than Wi-Max, a new Wi-Fi standard, when users are traveling at high speeds. Our company, Wi-LAN Inc., has demonstrated since 1999 the performance of Wi-Max-like equipment with users moving at speeds of up to 100 m.p.h. Then, we did tests with users traveling at 70 m.p.h. while receiving data at 20 Mbps (10 times the data rate theoretically achievable by 3G systems). We have also received data in an airplane flying at 100 knots and...

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