Google acquires Alpental (fast wireless Internet communications)

Companies in Relationship

Alpental Technologies, Google

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 6/14

Consideration: not disclosed

Google acquires Allpental, which is working to develop inexpensive, high-speed wireless Internet service using the 60GHz band of spectrum.

Strategic Implications

Alpental's technology might be utilized in building out Google's attempt to deliver fast Internet in additional locations, including as part of Project Loon, Google’s plans to power the Internet through balloons.

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