Fiberoptic

07.27.15
This electro-optical modulator is smaller than a lightwave
07.27.15

This electro-optical modulator is smaller than a lightwave

Researchers have built an electro-optical modulator (what switches data from electrons to light as it travels down the internet's fiber optic backbone) that is 100 times smaller and uses 100 times less energy than those in use today.

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07.02.15
22 Massachusetts towns will build their own gigabit internet service
07.02.15

22 Massachusetts towns will build their own gigabit internet service

The FCC made it clear that towns should have the freedom to build their own broadband services, an...

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06.29.15
Researchers have broken the capacity limits of fiber optic networks
06.29.15

Researchers have broken the capacity limits of fiber optic networks

You can allay those fears that the fiber optic network that delivers your internet is going to ove...

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05.17.15
The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved
05.17.15

The internet risks hitting peak capacity soon, but it can be saved

The internet has more than one capacity problem to worry about, apparently. Researchers met in Lo...

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05.11.15
Microsoft pours money into undersea data cables
05.11.15

Microsoft pours money into undersea data cables

For many internet giants, undersea fiber optic cables are a lifeline. In some cases, it's the dif...

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04.17.15
Scientists want to blast space debris with frickin' lasers
04.17.15

Scientists want to blast space debris with frickin' lasers

To combat the increasingly dense layer of dead satellites and miscellaneous space debris that are...

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04.09.15
Scientists eye secure communications by slowing down light
04.09.15

Scientists eye secure communications by slowing down light

We've already seen what fiber optics can do for internet speeds, and it looks like the medium coul...

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03.30.15
AT&T's gigabit internet arrives in Apple's backyard
03.30.15

AT&T's gigabit internet arrives in Apple's backyard

It's official: AT&T is offering full-fledged gigabit internet service in Silicon Valley before...

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03.24.15
Google Fiber is launching in Salt Lake City
03.24.15

Google Fiber is launching in Salt Lake City

You no longer have to head to Provo if you want Google Fiber in Utah -- Google has revealed that i...

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