Nextel preps highspeed wireless data

Feb 05 2004 - 02:13 PM ET | Data, In The News
Nextel, the carrier most known for its push-to-talk services, is testing a highspeed data network in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. According to the company, speeds as high of 3 megabits can be experienced (more than twice the speed of a T1). If the trial goes well, the network will go head to head against Verizon Wireless' 1xEV-DO technology that is going nationwide. To apply to be a tester, or just find out more information, visit Everyone admitted into the trial gets free service for up to 6 months.