Google wants to beam wireless internet to your home2016-04-19 03:11 by Daniela
Google has recently been allowed by the authorities in Kansas City to install antennas around the city's poles to test new technology that could lead to citywide wireless Internet access.
As part of the experiment, Google hopes to find fixed wireless Internet solutions for places where Fiber is too expensive.It is expected that by the end of 2017, the company will have found "what's possible" with the technology.
The antennas that Google will install will operate in a radio spectrum that was recently opened up by the US military, which isn't readily accessible to consumer devices without installing new hardware. This means that, for the time being at least, general internet users won't be able to take advantage of the new connectivity.
If the initiative works, Kansas City would become the "most wired and wireless place in the world to tap into the Internet".
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