BellSouth Corp. introduced its new wireless broadband service in DeLand, Fla. this week, making that the sixth market for the high-speed data service in six months.
The BellSouth service, which uses pre-WiMax technology, transmits signals between local radio towers and small non-line-of-sight desktop modems. It offers downstream speeds of up to 1.5 Megabits per second (Mbps) to homes and businesses.
BellSouth said it plans to expand the service to additional cities throughout the year. The phone company previously introduced the service in Athens, Ga.; Palatka, Fla.; New Orleans; and Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss.