On Wednesday, June 8th, Alphabet Inc. hosted its annual stockholder meeting. Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of the Alphabet, took the opportunity to announce that the company is currently working on a new endeavor: Google’s wireless speed will be as fast as its wired connections.
Alphabet believes that wireless speeds could even outmatch the wired speeds thanks to current technological processes which yielded results in improving wireless signal accuracy as well as results in the advancement of computer chips.
Google’s Executive Chairman also hinted at the fact that aside from the advantages of higher speeds aside, superior wireless technology would allow users not to bother with cable installment and cable clutter, being easier to install, use, and requiring less maintenance.
The present time technology could allow wireless speed to possibly reach up to 1 gigabit, or 1,000 megabits, per second was the general consensus, after an in-depth discussion between Eric Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet Inc. Larry Page, as well as Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat. Google Fiber, Alphabet’s current wired service also has a speed of 1,000 megabits per second. For comparison, the average Internet speed via a wired connection in the U.S. in late 2015 was hitting the gauge at 14.2 megabits per second.
Although the entire planning conversation took place on Tuesday, Alphabet has already started its efforts and trials in Kansas, the first location to see the general instalment of Google Fiber. Alphabet believes that they will be able to present an operational demo of a functioning planned wireless speed some time in 2017.
If Alphabet’s wireless speed will be as fast as its wired connection mobile technology and the way most users utilize their phones, tablets, and laptops will be forever changed for the better. Current upload and download limitations would be shattered and the cloud storage capacity of the generic Internet user would have to increase exponentially.
This is currently not the only Internet connection and speed service Google is working on, as they are are also making progress on Project Fi, a service which aims to allow users of certain Android phones to be granted Internet access by combining cellular coverage with Wi-Fi network resulting in overall better connectivity and performance.
The future of a world where wireless speed will be as fast as its wired connections, if not faster, appears to be on the horizon and the future of a world where this technology will be available for general use is not far behind.
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