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Byline: Joshua L. Kwan
Oct. 24--Sprint Corp. plans to launch high-speed Internet access service in Silicon Valley today that promises to bring competition to a field dominated by DSL and cable modems.
Called "fixed wireless" and priced at about $50 a month, the Sprint service uses radio waves to relay Internet data between a central transmission tower and a pizza box-size antenna attached to a customer's rooftop.
Until now, the Bay Area had two choices for high-speed access to the Internet: cable modems using cable television wires or digital subscriber line (DSL), which operates over copper telephone wires.
"We anticipate it will be very well received because there's such a pent-up demand for broadband speed," said Rene Wukich, Sprint's general manager of the …