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Facebook Terragraph wants to give cities better Internet

April 13, 2016 - Uncategorized



Facebook is working on bringing better Internet connectivity to the world in three major ways, and one of them is aiming to bring faster and more reliable connections to urban areas.

Called Terragraph, the system is an antenna-based Wi-Fi delivery system designed for urban connectivity. It was announced at Facebook’s F8 developers conference Wednesday.

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A slide from Facebook’s F8 developers conference showing how Terragraph can outfit common urban features.

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Terragraph can outfit street lights, traffic signals and other city infrastructure with antennas capable of delivering transmission rates up to 7Gbps (gigabits per second) via the WiGig standard — much faster than today’s 4G/LTE mobile connections. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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