เครื่องส่งที่เห็นในรูป เป็น LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution System) is a system for broadbandmicrowavewireless transmission direct from a local antenna to homes and businesses within a line-of-sight radius, a solution to the so-called last-mile technology problem of economically bringing high-bandwidth services to users. LMDS is an alternative to installing optical fiber all the way to the user or to adapting cable TV for broadband Internet service. Depending on the implementation, LMDS offers a bandwidth of up to 1.5 Gbps downstream to users and 200 Mbps upstream from the user. A more typical data rate is 38 Mbps downstream. Some services offer both downstream and upstream service (symmetrical service); others offer downstream only (asymmetrical service) with upstream being obtained using wire connections.