The dream of true untethered broadband connectivity is nearly upon us dear US-American readers. Last night, Sprint and Motorola teamed up to do a live demonstration of Sprint's Xohm
-branded, mobile WiMax service on the Chicago River. Fortunately Ars Technica
was there to take all the 4G action in for the benefit of mankind. An impromptu benchmark courtesy of Speedtest.net
clocked the 802.16e WWAN network at more than twice the speed (in both directions) of Verizon's EV-DO Rev. A network. In fact, Ars
called their Xohm experience "far superior" to Verizon's speedy EV-DO service...