According to an FCC filing uncovered by Slash Gear, Google has asked for permission to test its new Google Fiber technology in 24 U.S. locations. Some areas on the list, such as Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas, already support the Google Fiber technology, and Google is accepting sign-ups for the service in these locations. Others, like Reston, Virginia, are entirely new prospects.
The Wall Street Journal, however, reported Monday that Google's plan is hitting snags.
Slash Gear’s JC Torres believes that Google is looking to test transmissions through the 3.4-3.8 GHz bands, which might potentially interfere with military radar systems. In addition, Google’s recent acquisition of the Webpass service provider gives the company access to Webpass’s current fiber Internet infrastructure.
The tests’ commencement, which will be a closed process, will depend on FCC approval.