Google Fiber looks for alternatives to building its own network2016-08-16 03:01 by Daniela
Tags: Google Fiber
Google has filed a petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking for authorization to conduct testing of its Fiber service in up to 24 U.S. areas, including six regions in California, Boulder, Colorado, Kansas City, Kansas, Omaha, Nebraska, Raleigh, North Carolina, Provo, Utah, and Reston, Virginia.
According to the document Google Fiber unit is exploring new ways to deliver internet connections in selected metro areas, after its initial rollouts proved to be slower and more expensive than anticipated. Among the possible options are leasing fiber from other networks or using wireless systems to deliver high-speed internet.
An experimental transmitter will be used for the tests. It would operate from 3400 to 3800 MHz frequency range covering multiple allocated bands and variety of incumbent services. Google will deploy and operate its equipment in a manner that will avoid interference to other authorized users.
"We are working to test the viability of a wireless network that relies on newly available spectrum," a spokesperson from Google said. "The project is in early stages today, but we hope this technology can one day help deliver more abundant Internet access to consumers."
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