BellSouth launches wireless broadband service

BellSouth has officially launched its wireless broadband service in sections of Athens, Georgia. The FastAccess service is described as a pre-WiMax technology, but it, and the associated hardware, are guaranteed to operate with the standard upon its completion. The company indicates it targeted Athens for the service's initial deployment because the University of Georgia is situated there.

BellSouth is offering a range of FastAccess service plans, priced between $24.95 and $39.95 for speeds as high as 1.5 Mbps. The company says it will next offer the wireless broadband service in select Florida cities later this year. While BellSouth isn't naming the cities in which the service will be offered, the company has conducted field trials in Daytona and Palatka, Florida.

For more on BellSouth's wireless broadband deployment:
- check out this Networking Pipeline article