Google Inc (GOOGL) Seeks FCC Approval to Test Fast Wireless Internet Connection

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What comes to many a user’s mind when talking about fast internet connection is fiber optic. And indeed it has served to make internet speeds faster and more reliable. However, several users may not be aware of what  ISPs go through in order to set up these networks. For those who are aware of what the process entails, they know that there is a whole process of digging the ground for laying down the fiber optic cables.

Well it gives fast internet, but the challenging process could be why internet is somewhat expensive. Nevertheless, we are in a world of innovations, and someone has been watching in order to provide faster internet without the need for such heavy resource requirements. According to an application with Federal Communications Commission, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) seeks to test its fast and first wireless internet connection service in California across diverse wireless spectrums.

Although only a few details about the filing have leaked out, it’s believed that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is focused on controlling internet service as well. Experts have said that the company is looking at exploring some rarely used frequencies that are capable of transporting larger amounts of data at faster speeds.

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The project is said to involve the construction of central hub towers with antennas from homes pointing at it.

“You could look at it as a possible wireless extension of their Google Fiber wireless network, as a way to more economically serve homes. Put up a pole in a neighborhood, instead of having to run fiber to each home,” said Stephen Crowley, a wireless engineer and consultant who monitors FCC filings.

If the project secures the approval of FCC and the results of the test are reliable, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will be bringing competition to massive network companies such as AT&T, and Verizon. With the potential of delivering faster internet speeds to homes, the service will be a big threat to these major players.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) already offers the Google Fiber service to several homes. Its new service will therefore be a build up on its fiber service, but now on a purely wireless platform.

This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.

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