Will Workman writes: "...Though there's a narrow but profitable market for this technology with small businesses, it's hard to see how it can break out of that niche. ¶ Big companies need security and reliability. Though WiMax providers can offer QoS guarantees and encrypted service, they can't match secure landlines and backup power supplies of T-1 service providers. That makes WiMax little more than a backup. ¶ And WiMax may never attain widespread home use. Installing a receiving antenna can cost hundreds of dollars. Meanwhile, DSL and cable broadband providers have been upping speeds and lowering prices. ¶ There are also larger issues holding back WiMax that combine to serve as an illustration of the bugaboos that can derail a promising technology. ..." Link: TVTechnology.