Google Reportedly Building A Super-Secret Wireless Network
From Fast Company January 24, 2013 - 8:26am
The system uses the more reliable licensed spectrum, but on a frequency unused by existing consumer devices. The WSJ is pointing out an interesting application submitted to the FCC by Google last week. It appears the Internet company is attempting to build a huge Wi-Fi network across its Mountain View campus, using frequencies unused by consumer devices. Google being a tech company, and tech companies being mind-numbingly secretive, its lawyers attempted to redact part of the form, their argument being this. "The information for which confidential treatment is sought concerns the highly competitive consumer electronics market." But uncover some more of the details and the mystery deepens. This "experimental radio service," as Form FCC 422 reads, uses wireless frequencies that are part of the licensed spectrum controlled by Clearwire Corp, and are not compatible with pretty much all...
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