Is Google Fiber going wireless for the last mile?

Is Google Fiber going wireless for the last mile?

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A key hurdle to widespread gigabit-speed Internet is the high cost of getting fiber optic lines over the last mile — from the fiber backbone in nearby streets to each house.

But increasingly, cellular operators, broadband providers including Google Fiber and several startups are exploring a new, less expensive way to bridge the last mile gap – wireless technology.

Google Fiber – which named San Diego as a potential city for building an ultra-fast fiber optic Internet network — said last month that it would pause future fiber optic roll outs in San Diego and seven other potential Google Fiber cities while it explored new approaches.

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