Google is trying to secretly test a 6ghz network in 17 different states, according to a batch of FCC filings spotted by business insiders. Exactly what Google is attempting to test is unclear.
Google wants to experiment with 6ghz spectrum to’produce technical information relevant to the utility of these frequencies’. The company also expects the tests to take place over 24 months.
There are a lot of possibilities for what Google might want with that 6ghz spectrum. The’providing reliable broadband connections’ could suggest that Google wants to experiment with some kind of home Internet service.
Google recently approved a plot of unlicensed 6ghz spectrum. Wi-Fi 6e routers might run at 6ghz, as could vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
6ghz Wi-Fi is expected to allow for faster and more reliable connections. It can carry more bandwidth than the 2.4GHz or 5GHz connections you might already be familiar with.