Laser Radio Technology a Cheaper Alternative to Fiber Optic Cables

"Fiber optic cable networks are expensive to install—often prohibitively so in sparsely populated rural areas such as where I live. About 15 years ago, we had high hopes when the provincial telco utility ran a fiber optics line within sight of my office window, albeit about a mile distant and across a lake. They even ran a spur off the main trunk to a pole alongside the local switching station about half a mile from my house."

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