By JENNIFER GARBARAFox News|September 27, 2018 10:03:38The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to allow personal hotspots to use the Google Fiber-like Google Shield network as a means to share more data.
The vote came after Google’s announcement that it was working with several ISPs to build a cloud-based solution that allows users to use their personal hotsps to share their data.
Users can access the Google Shield hotspot service by going to Settings > Hotspot Shield, and then clicking the Settings icon on the left side of the screen.
Users can also connect the hotspots to Google’s public Wi-Fi network, but not their own.
Google’s cloud-enabled hotspot feature will be available for devices running Android 8.0 Oreo, and will allow users to set up their own hotspot hotspots, with the Google Cloud service that is already installed.
The hotspot Shield program will be limited to users in certain regions of the United States, the FCC said in a statement.
Google has not yet announced plans to expand the service beyond those regions, and the company declined to comment on the new rules.
The FCC has already prohibited certain kinds of Internet services, including broadband, from being used by customers without a permit.