Students with laptop computers would be able to surf the web and do homework while riding the bus home from school, and education leaders would be able to deploy mobile computers in their schools without investing in costly wireless access points, if a Georgia county's plans to go all wireless come to fruition.

Computer chip maker Intel Corp. is talking with officials in middle Georgia's Houston County about debuting a new wireless internet technology in 2004. The service, called 802.16 or WiMax, could make Houston County the first completely wireless county in the nation, company


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