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Clearwire Plans Silicon Valley "Sandbox" WiMax Net 37

CWmike writes "Clearwire is teaming up with Google, Cisco and Intel to build a WiMax network in Silicon Valley for software developers to try out new applications on the 4G mobile broadband technology. The network will cover the three companies' campuses and the region in between them and will span roughly 20 square miles, Clearwire's Ben Wolff said in a keynote address at the CTIA Wireless show. No public access was mentioned, but Clearwire has forecast expanding its commercial WiMax service to the SF Bay Area next year."
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Clearwire Plans Silicon Valley "Sandbox" WiMax Net

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 02, 2009 @06:50PM (#27437893)

    I work in Portland. I wish I could share your sentiment (and likely your job, that sounds pretty cool, crypto is only a hobby of mine - though sometimes I luck out and there's a decent amount in an app that no one else can develop), but there's a ton of stuff that drives me nuts here.

    Bad weather would be at the top of this list, but we're overshadowed by tech heavy areas both north and south, either one easily providing more big city benefits than Portland. As well, our industry is heavily affected by Nike and Intel (tech industry, not in general). Even a smaller company dumping a couple of hundred contractors will make contracting nearly impossible for months. For full time jobs, well, it's better, and you can always pick a small company like I did, but we still feel the effects of the big boys whenever we need to hire.

    As for the great outdoors, Bend is a 3 hour drive and if you can stand the coast weather you have 1.5+ depending on where you're headed. Don't even get me started on places to hunt (but I suppose most techies don't like that, so it's not a big deal to anyone but me).

    As well, Portland has gone from a mecca of awesome dining in any price range to being downright mediocre most of the time.

    Now, if you were talking about fresh produce and organic meat that you can buy right off the farm, then I'd agree with you. As a fellow techie in Portland, I don't think much of it.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling