Sprint Bows Fixed Wireless in Fla.


Sprint Corp. launched 'Sprint Broadband Direct,' a two-way, fixed-wireless
service, to residences and businesses in south and central Brevard County, Fla.
The company now offers the service in 11 cities.

Using EarthLink Network Inc. as an Internet-service-provider partner and a
diamond-shaped digital transceiver, Sprint Broadband Direct supports downstream
data rates of 512 kilobits per second to 1.5 megabits per second, with burst
rates as high as 5 mbps.

Sprint offers the service to consumers for $49.95 per month and to commercial
customers for $149.95. Residential monthly fees are lowered by $10 if customers
choose to sign on to a Sprint long-distance phone plan.

Sprint also has launched fixed wireless in Colorado Springs and Denver,
Colo.; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Houston; Oklahoma City; San Jose and San
Francisco, Calif.; Wichita, Kan.; and Salt Lake City.