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fiber-optic

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Fast fiber-optic broadband spreads across developed world

Double-digit growth means high-speed fiber links are becoming more common in Europe and America. Copper lines keep getting faster, though, and some network operators aren't eager to pay for upgrades.

By January 11, 2014

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Fiber-optic cables could be the key to NSA snooping

The NSA may have employed an old-school spy technique -- updated for the Internet age -- to gain access to data from tech giants like Google and Yahoo, reports The New York Times.

By November 26, 2013

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Intel shows Light Peak fiber-optic technology in action

Intel debuted the first real-world application of its Light Peak fiber-optic technology at this year's European research showcase in Brussels, Belgium. T

By May 4, 2010

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Will Intel and USB make fiber optics mainstream?

The powerful chipmaker hopes its Light Peak project will bring fiber optic speeds to ordinary computer users, and USB is the logical path to get there.

By September 28, 2009

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Will Intel and USB make fiber optics mainstream?

This story was updated to correct a statement about the time needed to transfer 500MB over USB 2.0 in NEC's demonstration. The time was 39 seconds.

By September 28, 2009

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Verizon's fiber-optic payoff

Investors squawked a few years ago when Verizon said it would spend billions to take fiber to the doorstep. Now they're cheering.

By June 21, 2007

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Just a fiber-optic jellyfish in the ocean of your pool

Floating, color-changey jellyfish!

By April 24, 2007

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Will fiber optics replace the lightbulb?

They distribute data and can separate cells from one other. But can they adequately light a room? Photos: Fiber optics lighting the way

By August 31, 2006

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Fiber optics help keep oil spills at bay

The technology that can carry phone calls can also tell oil companies if a pipeline is about to leak.

By August 25, 2006

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AT&T agrees to stricter Net neutrality rules to get its DirecTV deal approved

The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that AT&T's $49 billion bid to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV be approved -- but not without conditions.

By July 21, 2015