Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is planning to bring high-speed Internet to homes via wireless beaming. According to the company, this method of providing fast wireless Internet to consumers will be considerably cheaper compared to physically installing cables. Alphabet describes it as “cheaper than digging up your garden”.
Sources are saying that the technology is currently being tested in Kansas City, which apparently is also the first city to receive Google Fiber. Speaking of which, what’ll happen to Google Fiber now that Alphabet is planning for a wireless Internet future? Only time will tell. Regardless, Alphabet’s Chairman, Eric Schmidt, mentioned that this plan isn’t just a theory as the technologies we have today are already capable of pulling off such ambitious feats.
What makes Alphabet’s plan of beaming Internet to consumers’ homes more interesting is the fact that the company claims that the wireless technology will be able to provide users with speeds of up to 1Gbps, which is equivalent to that of Google Fiber.
Despite this, once implemented, it would be very unlikely that super fast wireless connection will just magically appear in everyone’s home. Instead, consumers would probably need a wireless receiver installed in their homes to be able to enjoy the high-speed magnificence.
Unfortunately, like Google Fiber, it would probably take many, many years before we see such innovation being implemented here in Malaysia. Nonetheless, it still serves as great news for consumers in general because it shows that the age of transferring data through underground and undersea cables are coming to a much needed end.