While 5G for mobile is still in its early stages and slowly moving into countries, Google is reportedly working on improving our Wi-Fi with the new 6Ghz network. According to a recent FCC filing, Google plans to test the new high-speed Internet network in several states across the US for a period of 24 months.
We all know by now that Google is a company that always tries to stay ahead of its time. Therefore, to bring faster Internet speeds to consumers, Google is setting up a test for the 6Ghz network in several states such as Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, New York, California and others.
The initial approach is to conduct radio experiments in and near the established 6GHz band (5650 MHz – 7125 MHz) in some cities of the above states. Although the company aims to test the network in only two or three cities in most states, it plans to test the network in about seven cities in its home state of California, including Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Mountain View-based tech giant wrote about the topic, “Google proposes to conduct experimental propagation tests in the 6GHz band, to produce relevant technical information for the utility of these frequencies to provide reliable broadband connections . “
This new network will reportedly double the current Wi-Fi speed and provide a more reliable connection than the current-gen network. However, do not expect to invade the market immediately. The company is now starting to work on the said technology. Therefore, it has requested the US government to allow testing for 24 months.