Google plans to test its fast internet right in the United States, intending to cover 24 cities. The company has made a filing with the Federal Communications Commission to get urgent approval to begin testing its wireless service.
Google is quite serious about its plan to test its wireless broadband delivery across the territory of the United States. Up until now, the multinational technology company has been testing the new technology that uses the 3.5-GHz band in Missouri’s Kansas City. However, this is not enough for Google, that seeks to expand dramatically and cover up to 24 US cities.
Google plans to test its fast internet in the following locations: Phoenix, Atwater, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Bruno, San Jose, San Francisco, Boulder, Atlanta, Tampa, Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City, Las Vegas, New York, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, Austin, Portland, Provo, Reston, and Blacksburg. The testing period is set to last for two years.
The authorization Google is requesting should allow the tech giant to operate between the range of 3.4 and 3.8-GHz band. The experiments are aimed to support Citizen Broadband Radio Service technologies and will be used as a proving ground for spectrum sharing. The 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band space is available for small-cell sharing by Citizen Broadband Radio Service devices.
The licenses for the ongoing tests in this specific band that are taking place in several locations are to expire in December. It’s now wonder Google is looking to expand beyond the horizons of Missouri, and also include cities in California, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia. The company is looking to test base station along with end-user devices.
Another goal of the project is to improve the Spectrum Access System database that will ultimately give the opportunity of managing spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band.
The filing comes just as some reports have pointed out that Google is looking for affordable and faster ways to deploy super-fast wireless internet without needing to install fiber-optic cables on utility poles or in the ground. According to Business Insider, a spokesman for the company has already confirmed the recent news.
In other similar news, earlier this year the technology company has purchased Webpass, a wireless Internet technology provider.
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