Freedom4 and ConnectMK Launch First UK Commercial WiMAX Service

Freedom4 has joined forces with ConnectMK to offer the first UK commercial wireless broadband service using WiMAX technology. From today, ConnectMK will be providing residents and businesses in the Milton Keynes area with access to Freedom4’s WiMAX services. Over 1000 people in Milton Keynes have registered interest in joining the network.

With no BT line required, WiMAX enables broadband to be rapidly installed at customers’ premises or homes and offers increased symmetrical broadband delivery. WiMAX is ideal for remote workers and users who need higher uplink bandwidth to send large volumes of data.

“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.”

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