Google Fiber is going wireless in Austin through Webpass

CNET | 8/7/2019 | Eli Blumenthal
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Google is deploying Fiber wirelessly in Austin through its Webpass subsidiary.

Google Fiber is expanding its Austin offering, and it is doing so with gigabit wireless internet.

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This week the internet giant announced it would be expanding Fiber in the city through its Webpass subsidiary, offering a new wireless way to connect people to its high-speed internet service.

While Google has been providing gigabit internet in Austin since 2014, the new announcement marks the first time the company has combined its wired broadband with Webpass' fixed wireless internet service in the same city.

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Designed for apartment buildings or condo, unlike traditional cable or broadband internet that needs to be wired into your building Webpass beams internet from antennas on rooftops in your area. That signal is then sent to your building's roof, which has a receiver that is wired to take the signal and send it your apartment or home.

This method, called Google...
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