The Internet at Influence Forum 2007 provides an example of the use of wireless broadband outside the city. The media room for the event has twenty laptops being services by one WiFi router linked to the Internet by wireless broadband. This all seems to be working fine, but I wonder what it costs.
The router is a NetComm N3G001W 3G Wireless Router. This looks much like any other domestic router, with an antenna for WiFi. But in addition it has a slot for a PC Card. The slot has a a wireless card for Telstra NextG broadband in it. The NextG card has two postage stamp size paddle antennas up. So far this is working very well.