Light turning the corner: Holey fiber solves last-mile issues

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2009-03-10
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Virginia Tech. University Relations
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The nation is connected at almost the speed of light through thousands of miles of fiber streaming mostly underground between cities and out into the country -- delivering information in many formats. But not much fiber is streaming into households. That is because you cannot wind fiber around beams and joists and bend it through walls and floors without losing a significant amount of the optical signal.

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