The eastern port of Baltimore on Sept. 29 became the first major city in the United States to be blanketed with a wireless broadband network that uses next-generation mobile WiMAX technology, AFP reports. U.S. telecom provider Sprint Nextel Corp. announced the start of the WiMAX service, known as XOHM, which allows computers to access the internet wirelessly at faster speeds and with a wider reach than Wi-Fi technology. WiMAX quickly moves large amounts of digital data such as video or picture files long distances, as compared to Wi-Fi connections available in cyber cafes or other "hot spots" where signals reach...

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