Monday, January 28, 2013

Google Creating New Wireless Network

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It seems that Google is working on creating a new type of Wifi at its Mountain View, California home.
 
The whole thing came to light when Google applied for an FCC experimental license recently.  The "experimental radio service" covers a 2 mile radius which will more than cover their entire corporate office.
 
The interesting thing is that current Wifi networks use either 2.4GHz or 5 GHz frequencies and the new Google network is utilizing a frequency of 2524 to 2625 megahertz.  However, many countries that are developing new wireless networks that are using these frequencies.
The speculation is that Google is working toward building hardware that will work with these systems and thus ensure a toehold in these markets.
As someone in the KC area, I find it interesting that the first building on the Google campus to use these frequencies will be the one that houses the Google Fiber team who have brought screaming fast Internet connections to the Kansas City area.  That couldn't be a coincidence or anything right?  I didn't think so either...

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