The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is ready to work with two of the nation’s leading wireless carriers — Sprint and T-Mobile.
Google, sources say, wants to sell wireless service “directly to consumers,” an effort that inspired the deals being secured with the aforementioned carriers.
If successful, the move will likely “prod the wireless industry to cut prices and improve speeds,” according to sources speaking with the WSJ.
It isn’t clear how widely the Internet search giant plans to offer wireless service, how much it will cost or when it will go on sale. Google might start small by limiting the new service to certain U.S. cities or to users of its Google Fiber broadband Internet service.
Nonetheless, as the report suggests, this development is the biggest sign yet that Google is eager to broaden the range of services it offers.