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Alphabet wants to beam internet directly to customers, testing now

Google parent company envisions truly wireless future for the internet.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Jun 9 2016 9:14 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Google parent company Alphabet is envisioning a not-so-distant future where internet doesn't require cable running through your city, but rather is beamed wirelessly into your home.

Alphabet wants to beam internet directly to customers, testing now | TweakTown.com

Company chairman Eric Schmidt brought the idea up at the annual shareholder meeting, where he stated that thanks to better computer chips and accurate "targeting of wireless signals", the technology is not only viable, but it can match its own Google Fiber speed-wise. Schmidt said he's met with Alphabet CEO Larry Page and CFO Ruth Porat to discuss it.

The technology is said to be in testing now in Kansas City, where Google first launched Fiber. The plan is to demonstrate it there by next year.

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it," stated Schmidt. "We start from that premise here at Alphabet."

NEWS SOURCE:digitaltrends.com

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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