Google has requested approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to test Wi-Fi at 6 GHz, Business Insider reports, citing documents.
We are talking about the technical suitability of the frequencies 5 650 MHz – 7 125 MHz to ensure stable broadband connections, the agency notes. Google did not respond to the publication’s request.
The company wants to conduct tests in 17 US states, in one or two cities in each state. In California, tests will take place in seven cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Google may be interested in developing technology to improve the quality of its own services, suggests BI: it sells smart speakers Nest, and another “daughter” of parent Alphabet – Access – owns a gigabit Internet project Fiber Webpass.
The 6 GHz frequency allows for higher data rates, BI points out. But you should not expect quick results, the newspaper notes: Google asked for tests for 24 months.