DailyDirt: Speedy Connections In The Future

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Who doesn't like a fast broadband connection? The faster, the better! The only problem seems to be that there are some capacity limits with current technology. Details, details. But what if there were some technologies that could vastly increase those capacity limits? There might be some awkward situations where fiber-based internet service wasn't as fast as a wireless connection. Perhaps ingrained data cap pricing tiers would still stick around? Here are just a few developments that could bring much faster broadband (someday, maybe). If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: bell labs, broadband, copper, data cap, exaflood, fiber, oam, orbital angular momentum, wireless


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    nasch (profile), 24 Mar 2015 @ 9:57am

    Re: 32GBps...

    32GBps? Capital B for Bytes so x8 = 256Gbps? lol.

    Sounds nice, huh? No, that should have been a lower case b.

    A huge improvement over what?

    Over what we have today.

    You can't use it.

    We couldn't use HDTV broadcasts before we had HD TVs either. Couldn't use 4G before we had 4G devices. And so on, and so on. This would be no different.

    You're just a sucker for someone's marketing department

    Perhaps you didn't read the article (or even the summary of it?). This isn't marketing, it's research.

    32Gbps? lol.

    Exactly what many people have said about many technologies we now use daily. Will this be one of them? Beats me, but it sure sounds interesting, and I hope it goes well.

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