Will 4G Wireless Really Threaten Wires?

Later this year in Boston and Seattle, Verizon (VZ) will test a wireless technology capable of delivering speeds that are comparable to those of basic cable modems and exceeding basic DSL. And the local Boston papers want to know if this means consumers should dump their wirelines and welcome the fourth-generation wireless technology as a viable home broadband connection. Will 4G wireless services, be they from cellular carriers deploying LTE or from Clearwire deploying WiMAX, replace basic cable and DSL broadband, much like wireless service is replacing landlines?

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