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Announced at the Western Show last week, Home Wireless and Future Networks have said that they have developed a prototype of the FN110 cable modem with Home Wireless Networks' AirWay TransPort system. The prototype demonstrates a wireless voice and data Local Area Network with cable modem compatibility for the home or small office.

The two companies also have agreed to leverage each other's strengths in their respective product universes through a joint sales and marketing relationship.

"AirWay TransPort builds in benefits for both the consumer and cable provider. For the consumer a secure firewall and gateway that is easy to setup is a must. Plus, the broadband connection is distributed wirelessly to multiple PCs, simultaneously. For the cable provider, more people can get online quickly and securely, without any wiring headaches," says Gary Lee, president and COO of Home Wireless Networks. According to Broadband Internet research firm.

Kinetic Strategies, the number of cable modem subscribers in North America will increase from approximately 2.7 million currently to 20 million by year-end 2004.

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