Re: TECH: Wireless gets real

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 02:09:13 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:

> It's that considerable "sufficient investment in infrastructure"
> that's the sticking point. The low ball figure I see is about 250
> billion dollars. Whoever puts that up is going to want a
> substantial return on investment, then of course there's
> maintenance.

Huh? That figure is sufficient for several manned missions to
Mars or for setting up an effective Solar Power Satellite
alternative. What takes that kind of money to provide universal
wireless connectivity?

- samantha

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