Engineers Increase Fiber Optic Capacity Nearly 20 Times

With the amount of internet-connected devices increasing every day, the need for better, faster Internet is considerable. University researchers have come up with a very clever solution to this problem.
Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego have just broken the capacity limits of fiber optic cables nearly 20 times, successfully sending a signal through nearly 7,500 miles of cable without needing electronic regenerators. This breakthrough could potentially increase the strength of the fiber optic cables that connect the world. Current fiber optic tech only allows for a certain amount of strength before the signals through the cables distort, requiring the usage of expensive electronic regenerators to increase the signal clarity over a long distance.



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