This changes everything. For everyone who understands that broadband internet service in the US is pretty primitive, 15th when compared to other countries, here’s LightsSquared, a new company promising to blanket 92% of the US with 4G wireless coverage (as wholesalers) within 5 years. With executives from XM Satellite Radio, Orange Group (huge outside the US), Time Warner, Sprint/Nextel and more, and hardware from Nokia Siemens, this is a group that can deliver the goods.
From LightSquared: “LightSquared will be a disruptive force in the U.S. wireless landscape by democratizing wireless broadband services, […] providing everyone […] with a fast, reliable experience regardless of where they are located in the United States…”
It seems unclear as to who will actually be delivering the service at retail level to consumers, will it be the usual suspects who’ve made such a botch of wireless until now? I’m thinking of Verizon, ATT, Sprint/Nextel, and so on, or will new companies spring up to market this? I don’t know, but this is great news for everyone, both those in hard to reach areas, and for all those longing for a all-access broadband solution.