When is “fiber to the home” not “fiber to the home?”
When the Internet service provider selling the service is Google Fiber or AT&T Fiber. Google Fiber already is exploring ways to extend Google Fiber to more areas and locations using http://manmaza.blogspot.com /2016/10/google-fiber-really-is-going-hybrid.html" style="text-decoration: none;">fixed wireless.
Now AT&T says it will do the same.
“Under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand we will use a variety of network technologies to connect more homes, apartments and business customer locations to ultra-fast and low-latency internet speeds,” said David Christopher, AT&T Entertainment Group CMO.
“This new brand includes, but is not limited to, the former AT&T GigaPower network,” he said. “We will announce additional network technologies and products in our AT&T Fiber umbrella brand in the near future.”
AT&T apparently is testing a number of fixed wireless alternatives, including some new methods, plus millimeter wave spectrum. That is beyond AT&T’s believe that its default platform http://manmaza.blogspot.com /2016/09/at-believes-default-future-architecture.html" style="text-decoration: none;">will be wireless.
http://manmaza.blogspot.com /2016/09/fiber-versus-copper-argument-is-stale.html" style="text-decoration: none;">Gigabit Internet access now is the issue, not the access media.