Wireless, super-fast internet access is coming to our homes

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    40 engineers of a Boston startup called Starry are toiling to achieve a disruptive vision: delivering Internet access to apartments and businesses, cheaply and wirelessly, nearly 100 times faster than the average home connection today.
    The idea of gigabit-per-second wireless service to homes has been around for at least 15 years, but technology advancements make the idea far more plausible today. The high-capacity wireless technology involved—known by a chunky piece of jargon, “millimeter wave active phased array”—is now much less expensive and bulky thanks to advances in microelectronics and software.
    Telecom giants including Verizon and AT&T are working on the technology, as are Facebook and Google with their efforts to provide fast public Wi-Fi access. Starry’s service, expected to launch this summer, would be the first to use the technology to actually get inside homes and offices.

    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/...-fast-internet-access-is-coming-to-your-home/
     

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