AT&T Starts Second AirGig Pilot Trial

15 December 2017
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AT&T announced the start of trials of AirGig fixed-wireless broadband over aerial power lines with power company Georgia Power.

Unveiled last year, AT&T hopes AirGig could one day deliver internet speeds well over 1 Gbps via a millimeter wave (mmWave) signal guided by power lines.

There are 2 trials in the current phase of the project. The first trial started earlier this fall and is with an electricity provider outside the U.S. The second trial recently kicked off in Georgia with Georgia Power.

While this trial is located in a rural area, AirGig could be deployed in many areas not served by high speed broadband today – rural, suburban, or urban, said the Operator.

While there’s no timeline yet for commercial deployment, AT&T said it is encouraged and excited by what we’ve seen so far. Innovation is never a straight path. 

Andre Fuetsch, President, AT&T Labs and CEO
Project AirGig is part of our ongoing effort to accelerate internet connections to a gig or more through both wired and wireless solutions. 

Paul Bowers, Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power 
Georgia Power continuously utilizes technology research and collaborates with companies like AT&T in order to introduce new products and services that help meet the changing needs of our customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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