Reading between the lines of a new filing Google Fiber recently submitted to the FCC, it seems that the company continues to search for more ways to exploit wireless broadband in the never-ending search for faster connection speeds. Google Fiber’s new applications request permission to conduct trials in the 71-76 GHz and 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands, as well as more tests in the 3.5, 5.8 and 24 GHz bands. “We are working to test the viability of a wireless network that relies on newly available spectrum,” a Google spokesperson said. “The project is in early stages today, but we hope this technology can one day help deliver more abundant Internet access to consumers.”
In a related development, Google Fiber has slowed its expansion in its home area of Silicon Valley, perhaps due to the company’s increasing emphasis on making wireless an alternative connection method. Another piece of the puzzle: Alphabet, Google Fiber’s parent company, recently acquired Webpass, a gigabit wireless company. In the end, it appears that Google Fiber continues to search for easier and cheaper ways to deliver gigabit speeds all over the U.S.