"Xtendwave - a small 35-person semi-stealth startup with its center in
the great state of Texas led and staffed by a bunch of former Texas
Instruments (TI) wizards - thinks it's invented one of the golden
fleeces of broadband"

"Xtendwave says it can deliver broadband over standard existing copper
infrastructure as far as 27,000 feet from a phone company's central
office. It says it can dish up 1.5 Mb/s at 22,000 feet. And it can
deliver at least some service - indeed, better than the 200 Kb/s that
the FCC laughingly defines as broadband - at distances well beyond
27,000 feet"