Intel CEO says WiMax could be better than DSL, cable

Continuing his company's global WiMax tour, Intel CEO Craig Barrett recently predicted that WiMax could replace traditional DSL and cable access to become the default standard for broadband in the home. Barrett said that cable and DSL rarely deliver speeds faster than 5Mps, while WiMAX could potentially deliver twice that speed and at a cheaper price, making it a competitive offering, especially in rural areas or underserved markets. Intel is aggressively promoting WiMax in an effort to capture the broadband wireless chip market.

For more on Barrett's comments:
- see this story from the EE Times