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The Isle of Man has got Europe's first commercial WiMAX network - or, at least, a wireless network using WiMAX equipment, even if it's not actually on a WiMAX frequency. Wi-Manx's network is currently only available in Douglas, the capital, but the company has plans to expand island-wide in the future. Operating on 3.6GHz to 3 …

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Pants

Nope, also includes the suburbs and nearby towns of Douglas;

http://www.wimanx.com/Wireless/Default.asp?P=Coverage

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Only Douglas?

It's a bit rubbish if only one bloke can get a signal.

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Community alternative

Not breaking Manxnet broadband T&C's AFAIK.

http://www.fon.com

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Isle of Man not the first in Europe

Hi,

It seems that The Register has actually removed some of the countries from Europe as Estonia had commercial WiMAX network already last year. The proof I have right away is the map of the coverage from Norby Telecom here (sorry - in estonian language):

http://www.norby.ee/wimax/kaart3.html

The areas in yellow show the coverage on this map

The news that linked to this map was dated 11.10.2006 and I am sure there were even eariler installations.

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MAN not the first in Europe (cont.)

Found an english newsflash from Levira, that proves my point made in last comment:

http://www.levira.ee/fl259eng.html

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Anonymous Coward

Europe - the release says UK

They dont claim to have the first in Europe, the website says UK

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