With the advent of Optical Fibers the role of Microwave radio has changed dramatically: from providers of backbone heavy traffic route, i.e. transportation of many messages among major switching centers, to provider of `last mile' connections, i.e. distribution of a few messages among peripheral points, often outside the switched network, and outside the practical reach of fibers. A portion of the microwave spectrum, referred to as millimeterwave spectrum, has gained considerable interest in this new role of microwave radios, due to a favorable match between network requirements and propagation features. The access mission of millimeterwave radios can be further enhanced by technological features which impact favorably in the economical and technical issues often related to access solutions. This paper surveys the concepts that make millimeterwave radio suitable to an access role in the network, and describes the technologies that enhance the natural fit of such radios in the network access environment, both from a technical and from an economical viewpoint.