Google Fiber – the company’s gigabit internet service – is gradually being rolled out in more cities across the country and it appears that the company is now looking towards the wireless medium to expand high-speed internet. A new FCC filing by Google shows that it’s planning to experiment with 3.5GHz spectrum that will help relieve Wi-Fi congestion and improve consumer experience when accessing the internet over wireless broadband.
Google has requested that FCC that it be given permission for experimenting with the 3.4 to 3.8MHz frequency range in 24 areas in the United States, including but not limited to San Francisco, Mountain View, Boulder, and Omaha.
However, it doesn’t look like Google will be relying on the general public too much when it starts running tests. It says in the filing that tests will be conducted by Google’s contractors and employees while it may allow select “trusted testers” to take a go at it as well under close supervision.
Google isn’t revealing any more information about its wireless broadband plans at this point in time so it could be a few months before we find out more about this. A wireless broadband service from Google will nicely complement the Google Fiber service that’s slowly gaining ground across the United States.