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Vendors Claim World Record For Wireless Transmission Distance

A wireless ISP (WISP) and a wireless broadband equipment vendor Tuesday claimed they have set the world's record for longest wireless data transmission.

Microserv Computer Technologies, a WISP in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and wireless broadband equipment vendor Trango Broadband Wireless, said they completed a point-to-point wireless link of 137.2 miles. The companies said the connection was between two line-of-site mountaintops in Idaho.

The vendors claimed they achieved an FTP file transfer rate of 2.3 Mbps. The previous record was about 125 miles, although that was done using a Wi-Fi based system compared to Trango's fixed wireless system.