Friday, June 20, 2014

Google Buys Alpental to Gain Fast Wireless Technology - Digits - WSJ

Another piece for Google's networking puzzle

"Alpental was started by former Clearwire engineers including Michael Hart and Pete Gelbman. The company was developing a cheap, high-speed communications service using the 60GHz band of spectrum, according to a letter the Alpental engineers wrote to the Federal Communications Commission last year.

The 60GHz band has been used for high-capacity networking indoors and to extend fiber-optic Internet service from one commercial building to others nearby. The FCC loosened some rules governing this band of spectrum last year, saying that it could be used to provide wireless connections of up to a mile at speeds up to seven gigabits per second."
Google Buys Alpental to Gain Fast Wireless Technology - Digits - WSJ
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