Is Google really working on launching their own wireless service? Sources say yes! If they can come up with the technology to wirelessly connect American homes to the internet, it would mean HUGE installation savings for customers. Not to mention the freedom from tech giants like Comcast.
“If Google can figure out how to make the technology work, that would reverberate across the broadband industry, since it would solve the expensive ‘last mile’ problem that broadband companies usually tackle by stringing a web of wires directly into homes,” says Mark Bergen.
If Google can pull this off, they’re going to have to offer some sort of new technology that rivals the speeds of existing services. Fortunately, and unsurprisingly, this is already in the works, and researchers plan to do just that. “We have developed 10 more breakthrough technologies and one of them means we can exceed 1 Tbps wirelessly,” Rahim Tafazolli, the director of 5GIC,told Dan Worth at UK technology news site V3. “This is the same capacity as fibre optics but we are doing it wirelessly.”
We’re going to have to wait and see what happens, but we’re always excited to see what providers have in store!