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Definition: AirGig


A wireless network from AT&T that uses electric power lines as a guide to relay millimeter wave wireless signals between transceivers mounted on top of the poles. The wires are not the medium; rather, they act as a pathway for the wireless transmission. Base stations are expected to deliver 1 Gbps access to the Internet for customers in the vicinity. In 2017, trials began at the Power-Southern Company in Georgia as well as outside the U.S.