MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL WORKS WITH FREEDOM4 TO MAKE UK'S FIRST COMMERCIAL WiMAX CITY
December 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsFrom today, ConnectMK will be providing residents and businesses in the Milton Keynes area with access to FREEDOM4’s WiMAX services. With no BT line required, WiMAX enables broadband to be rapidly installed at customers’ premises or homes and offers increased symmetrical broadband delivery.
"Our aim is to make Milton Keynes the first WiMAX-powered wireless internet city, and partnering with FREEDOM4 enables us to drive forward our ambitions," explains Steven Jewell, Chief Executive, ConnectMK Ltd. "As the WiMAX network expands, we will have the capability to offer the service to an increasing number of residents and businesses, helping to make Milton Keynes a highly connected city."
Mike Read, CEO of FREEDOM4 adds, "We have had great success with our trials of WiMAX in the Milton Keynes area and partnering with ConnectMK allows us to reach the wider community. We can also provide services in areas where traditional ADSL broadband access is not feasible, giving residents and businesses a cost-effective alternative to access the latest in internet connectivity."
ConnectMK is a private company that has been formed by Milton Keynes Council to deliver a digital inclusion agenda, addressing the issue of poor broadband connectivity across Milton Keynes. The private entity will provide the residents and businesses of Milton Keynes with improved access to broadband services; loan computers to residents in Milton Keynes, and open new Digital Service Centres in Milton Keynes.
For further information please visit www.connectmk.net.
FREEDOM4, a joint venture between Pipex and Intel Capital, is a provider of personal wireless broadband services without boundaries. With a national licence to deploy WiMAX services in the 3.6 GHz band, FREEDOM4 is working closely with businesses and local authorities to build the necessary infrastructure to provide broadband wireless internet access across the UK.
FREEDOM4 has partnerships with some of the leading names in wireless technologies and telecommunications, including Airspan Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, and National Grid Wireless to provide WiMAX services to nomadic workers, businesses and SoHos via a scalable and resilient network.
For further information please visit www.freedom4.com.
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