Verizon, based in Bedminster, N.J., recently introduced Wi-Fi wireless networking devices from Proxim, targeting small and midsized businesses. Wi-Fi technology, or 802.11b, facilitates the creation of wireless networks with a range of approximately 300 feet.


  1. What type of wireless networking devices did Verizon announce it is selling?
    Verizon announced that it is selling Wi-Fi wireless networking devices from Proxim.
  2. Who is the target audience for Verizon’s Wi-Fi products?
    The target audience for Verizon’s Wi-Fi products are small and midsized businesses.
  3. How would you define Wi-Fi technology?
    Wi-Fi technology enables the establishment of wireless networks with a radius of around 300 feet.
  4. Why did Verizon choose to focus on businesses for its Wi-Fi sales strategy?
    Verizon opted to target businesses due to logistical issues associated with mass-market deployment and concerns related to user authentication and security.
  5. What factors influence the pricing of Proxim’s networking gear sold by Verizon?
    The price of Proxim’s networking gear varies based on the number of employees within an office.
  6. What is the predicted proliferation rate for Wi-Fi hubs in U.S homes and offices by 2005 according to In-Stat/MDR researchers?
    In-Stat/MDR predicts there will be more than 55 million Wi-Fi networking hubs in U.S homes and offices by 2005.
  7. How are telephone companies like Verizon tapping into the potential market created by increasing interest in Wi-fi networks?
    Telephone companies have started offering wi-fi services aiming at leveraging this emerging trend towards wi-fi adoption both by consumers and corporations alike.

Verizon has stepped into the realm of providing cutting-edge technologies such as Proxim’s WiFi solutions tailored specifically for small-to-medium-sized business entities interested in enhancing their network infrastructure capabilities through seamless connectivity options offered without physical wiring constraints.

With an eye on future trends predicting exponential growth in WiFi hub installations across domestic settings and workplaces over coming years, telecommunications firms like Nextel Communications join competitors like Sprint PCS or T-Mobile emphasizing customer-centric approaches addressing various market segments craving ubiquitous broadband access scenarios fostering new possibilities within our increasingly connected digital landscape where versatility reigns supreme.

Join us today as we embark together upon this exciting journey towards a more efficient workplace ecosystem empowered through reliable WiFi connections!