Yesterday AT&T announced their new Project AirGig with plans to offer 1 Gigabit per second home internet wirelessly.
AirGig uses existing power poles to place wireless towers without the need to build new towers. According to AT&T this will allow AirGig service can be rolled out far faster than other high speed internet service “Using AirGig patented technology, we would install devices to provide high speed broadband which can be clamped on by trained electrical workers in just a few minutes.”
“Project AirGig is part of our ongoing effort to accelerate internet connections to a gig or more through both wired and wireless solutions,” said Andre Fuetsch, president, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer. “But it also stands alone as a radically innovative solution to bridge the global digital divide. If these trials and our continued research and development turn out the way we intend, we’ll take a big step toward bringing hyper-fast connectivity to people everywhere.”
Right now AirGig is still in testings with plans to launch a test market in Georgia.
“In October, for a remarkable fifth time in a row, Georgia was named the best state in the nation in which to do business, highlighting an environment that helps ensure companies continue to invest and innovate in our great state. AT&T’s decision to trial Project AirGig in Georgia with Georgia Power is a tribute to that,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “Project AirGig offers transformational possibilities to bring gigabit internet connections to residents and businesses everywhere. It’s exciting that the first trial in the nation is being conducted in Georgia, with AT&T’s innovation helping keep us at the forefront of the technology sector.”
Well this test may be in rural parts of Georgia AT&T says the technology can be used in major cities to rural America.
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