tech2 News StaffApr 18, 2016 12:55:29 IST
While we've been hearing about Google's balloons and Facebook's drones being tested to beam Internet from the skies, a new report points out that Google is all set to bring wireless internet into your homes.
In an interview with Re/code, Alphabet's Sr. Vice President Craig Barrat who oversees Fiber projects said that the company is now working on fixed wireless Internet for places where Fiber is too expensive. He further added that the company is currently experimenting with different wireless technologies.
"They’re not the only ones. Aereo founder Chet Kanojia says he wants to develop a similar system at his new company, Starry, and has promised to start testing it in Boston this summer. And yesterday Facebook announced an initiative to experiment with wireless Internet. But Facebook says it doesn’t want to build or operate the wireless networks itself. Alphabet does," the report points out.
Barratt joined Google in 2013 and was soon seen heading the Access division. He is reportedly among the small group of recent Google hires who are considered among Alphabet CEO Larry Page’s trusted inner circle.
It was just recently that reports around the Google balloon, which is a part of the company’s high-speed Internet service Project Loon, crashed in a Sri Lankan tea plantation during its maiden test flight. Facebook has also completed building its first full-scale solar-powered drone, Aquila, that aims at providing Internet access to the most remote parts of the world.
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