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Montgomery County’s ultraGig initiative uses dishes to create a wireless, superfast link that can eliminate the need for installing fiber-optic cable to connect buildings to the internet. (FiberTower submitted photo)
Montgomery County’s ultraGig initiative uses dishes to create a wireless, superfast link that can eliminate the need for installing fiber-optic cable to connect buildings to the internet. (FiberTower submitted photo)

Montgomery tests high-speed wireless system in Silver Spring

Montgomery County is testing a way to bring super-fast Internet access to businesses and residents without the cost of installing new fiber-optic cable. The initiative, known as "ultraGig," brings a one-gigabit-per-second wireless broadband connection to the county's Silver Spring Innovation Center, an incubator for emerging tech and life-sciences companies. UltraGig is a public-private partnership between the county ...

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