AirGig

AirGig

A wireless network from AT&T that uses electric power lines as a guide to relay millimeter wave wireless signals between transceivers mounted on top of the poles. The wires are not the medium; rather, they act as a pathway for the wireless transmission. Base stations are expected to deliver 1 Gbps access to the Internet for customers in the vicinity. In 2017, trials began at the Power-Southern Company in Georgia as well as outside the U.S.
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"AT&T has a project called AirGig that sits atop electrical power lines to deliver high-speed signals pole to pole, but it's still in the testing phase.
Called Project AirGig, the wireless technology consists of using traditional power lines to deliver ultra-fast wireless connectivity to a home or handheld device using a special transmitter.
"Project AirGig has tremendous potential to transform internet access globally 6 well beyond our current broadband footprint and not just in the United States," said John Donovan, AT&T's chief strategy officer and group president, in a (http://about.att.com/newsroom/att_to_test_delivering_multi_gigabit_wireless_internet_speeds_using_power_lines.html) statement .
"Project AirGig delivers this last-mile access without any new fiber-to-the-home and it is flexible enough to be configured with small cells or distributed antenna systems," writes AT&T.
The company is also working on AirGig, a first-of-its-kind system that would deliver high-speed internet via a device attached to utility poles.