Google tests waters for potential ultra-fast wireless service
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
In a public but little-noticed application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday, Google asked the agency for permission to conduct tests in California across different wireless spectrums, including a rarely-used millimeter-wave frequency capable of transmitting large amounts of data.
It is unclear from the heavily redacted filing what exactly Google intends to do, but it does signal the Internet giant's broader ambition of controlling Internet connectivity. The technology it seeks to test could form the basis of a wireless connection that can be broadcast to homes, obviating the need for an actual ground cable or fiber connection, experts say.
Google Fiber is a bad name because it implies wired.
They should have called it Google Broadband or Googlenet or something more general.
Nonetheless, Google High Speed Wireless sounds like a great idea. Can't wait!
I don't know. Physical light to the last mile has infinite, controllable, secure bandwidth. Wireless means insecure, air and spectrum pollution.
You are right though. They should just call it Google Light.
ready to be rid of Comcast.
Google Light would be a great name.
I was ready to be rid of Comcast ten years ago.