More On Craig McCaw's Wireless Broadband Plans
Business Week has picked up on the recent buzz about Craig McCaw’s latest wireless efforts and has some more details about what he may be up to. No one knows for sure, but the expectation is that he’s trying to build up a wireless broadband provider that offers to wholesale wireless broadband connections to ISPs (he’s apparently approached Time Warner and Microsoft). He’s working mainly with licensed spectrum to avoid interference issues, and believes he can can offer pretty good coverage that will result in consumers getting wireless broadband at $40 to $50/month (competitive with DSL and cable today). Of course, there are a ton of big “ifs” between all of this talk and any reality. There’s also no telling what others in the industry might do between now and then to compete with such an offering. Still, the wireless broadband world may get a bit more interesting shortly.