US telcos’ SFA network will be replaced with a wireless network of its own, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) saying it is working on a new system that will provide internet access to a greater number of homes.
SFO’s new system is designed to be a “mobile first” network and will be a wireless one, the FCC said in a statement.
The network will allow for greater coverage and speed, the agency said.
“We are committed to ensuring the greatest amount of choice for customers, and we have committed to working with the industry to make this transition happen,” said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.
“The new SFA system will provide customers with better access to wireless internet, including wireless broadband, over the existing SFO broadband network.”
The new system, the first of its kind, is expected to be ready by the end of the year.
More:SFO said it will provide more details about its new network system next month.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai said the new system will help people connect to the internet more quickly.
He said people could expect the wireless internet to be more reliable than it has been in the past.
It is not clear when the FCC plans to replace SFO’s existing network.
A spokesperson for SFO said the company was not available to comment on the new network.