Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by poldy
No activity here for weeks, maybe months.
Maybe some Bay Area communities will get fiber.
Guess Google pulled out of rolling out fiber in SJ earlier this
year, not thinking about wireless using tech they acquired when
they bought some small company.
Wave keeps bumping up their offering. A tech told me they will be
offering 500 Mbps shortly (current top is 250 Mbps). It's like they
are inching up to 1 Gbps which the system is probably capable of.
They are still not on my street yet.
From what I can tell, Wave uses "millimeter" waves for its
connectivity. "Millimeter" is usually defined as 20Ghz to 300Ghz.
There are license free bands at 24 and 60 Ghz.
The problems are that the range is short (less than a mile) for these
bands and there is rain fade. You need lots of antennas. Wave is
probably playing the old game of antennas on power or light poles.
Here is a company selling 60 Ghz radios for about $500 each