SAN FRANCISCO and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Common Networks today announced that it is delivering ultra high-speed internet service to residential customers using Facebook's Terragraph millimeter-wave technology. Common is the world's first and only commercially available, graph-based network delivering 5G internet service, and is now available in Alameda, California.
"For more than a decade, consumers have been promised dramatically faster home internet service. However, due to the high-cost to build or upgrade traditional infrastructure, speeds have been slow to improve," said Zach Brock, CEO of Common Networks. "We started by rethinking the problem from scratch, using wireless hardware, software, and operations together to deliver faster internet. We are building next generation networks for what we know is coming -- immersive experiences that require even more speed and bandwidth than today. In working with Facebook, we can accelerate delivery of gigabit internet into the home."
Launched in 2017, Common pioneered the use of graph-based technology to deliver ultra high-speed internet service. Common is building a 5G network based on open and scalable platforms, deploying millimeter wave and microwave technology on open spectrum. Terragraph uses the open 60 Ghz millimeter-wave frequency.
"Our focus is bringing more people online with faster internet. We're excited to work with Common Networks as they adopt Terragraph technology to provide high-speed connectivity to their customers," said Dan Rabinovitsj, vice president, Facebook Connectivity. "With Terragraph, we're helping operators deploy high-speed wireless connectivity efficiently, ultimately enabling more people to use the internet to connect with friends and family, learn and access economic opportunities."
Common is the largest and only graph-based 5G home internet service. Expanding quickly to provide coverage throughout Alameda and to other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, Common is one of the largest 5G Fixed Wireless Access networks in the world with more than 1,000 customers, leapfrogging traditional carriers.
"Alameda was the first city we launched in and continues to be a very special community for us. By providing the city with 5G home internet service, we want to help the residents, and enable businesses and local organizations to better serve the needs of their own community," continued Brock.
About Common Networks, Inc.
Common Networks is a wireless 5G home internet provider that brings fiber-class internet to homes. Common Networks is pioneering the use of graph networks to take on traditional incumbents and cable networks to deliver ultra high-speed internet. Founded in 2016, the company is based in San Francisco and has raised more than $34 million in funding from notable partners including General Catalyst, Eclipse Ventures, and Lux Capital.
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