Alphabet wants to deliver Internet access via laser beams

Enlarge / This is what a free space optics link looks like. The smaller disks on the left and right are laser transmitters, and the big center disk is the receptor. This one is rated for 1Gbit/s. (credit: Wikipedia)

Alphabet's X Lab has cooked up yet another Internet connectivity scheme, according to a report from Reuters. Past efforts have involved floating Internet balloons and laying lots of fiber optic cable, but this Internet delivery system sends data over laser beams! This isn't...

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