And if that doesn’t do it, WiMax is coming

From Intel’s developer forum today:

Intel is developing a Wimax enabled CPU [chipset?] called Echo Creek in the middle of next year, with a number of vendors committing to producing notebooks that use the chip. By 2012, over a billion people will be covered by Wimax and 150 million by 2008.

.. in mid 2008, will launch the Montevino platform with a new chipset with integrated wi-fi and Wimax that will support both HD formats. There will be a 25 watt version available. Montevina is out of the lab and products will ship next May.

In Canada all the WiMax spectrum is owned by, er, Bell and Rogers.