Thursday, June 09, 2016

Alphabet Looks to Wirelessly Connect Homes to Internet - WSJ

In other Alphabet news, see Alphabet's Eric Schmidt says it’s 'very hard to know' when self-driving cars will be ready (The Verge); in other Alphabet/Google wireless news, see Google adds US Cellular to Project Fi (The Verge)
"Google parent Alphabet Inc. wants to beam high-speed internet wirelessly to homes, using technology that it says is cheaper than laying cables.

Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt said at the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday that improvements in computer chips and more accurate targeting of wireless signals have made “point-to-point” wireless internet connections “cheaper than digging up your garden.” Mr. Schmidt said Alphabet executives increasingly think the technology can deliver internet connections at 1 gigabit per second, equivalent to the speed its Google Fiber unit provides through fiber-optic cables in five U.S. cities."
Alphabet Looks to Wirelessly Connect Homes to Internet - WSJ
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