HANNOVER, GERMANY - MARCH 02: The camera of a German Google Street View car looms over the car next to the Google logo at the Google stand at the CeBIT Technology Fair on March 2, 2010 in Hannover, Germany. Google's Street View project has raised cotroversy from people across Europe worried about infringement of their privacy. CeBIT will be open to the public from March 2 through March 6. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Google bought wireless startup
Alpental Technologies in order grow is Internet service across the world in its bid to extend fast Internet service to more places.
The tech titan actually acquired Alpental a few weeks ago, but didn't confirm the deal until Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Google declined to give more information about the deal, but judging by Google's projects to grow its Internet service to farflung areas of the world with balloons
, it makes sense that the tech company bought the startup to continue its growth across the globe.
Alpental was created by former Clearwire engineers to make a "cheap, high-speed communications service using the 60GHz band of spectrum," which can run as fast as 7 gigabits a second. Google Fiber
, a project created by to bring cheaper, high-speed Internet to all parts of the world, is being proposed in 34 new cities including San Jose, Calif.
Spreading cheap, high-speed Internet isn't just philanthropy for Google, but also its bread and butter.