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Report: Google Building a Wireless Network in Secret

Google is seemingly building a secret wireless network, with the search engine giant preparing to utilize up to 50 base stations.

The technology giant was originally interested in building a wireless network in partnership with Dish Network, but the latter has been attempting to purchase Clearwire.

Google now seems to be building its own wireless network after FCC filings were discovered by wireless engineer Steven Crowley. The company will utilize up to 50 base stations and 200 "user devices" during the experimental period in order create the network.

The wireless network itself will operate in two narrow segments of the 2.5GHz frequency band. Incidentally, the band is part of the spectrum owned by Clearwire.

Google's lawyers have requested to have parts of the FCC filing removed, with its argument being: "The information for which confidential treatment is sought concerns the highly competitive consumer electronics market."

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