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An EU-funded research body has been demonstrating the potential of high-frequency wireless, including 10Gb/s connections that operate over a kilometre - and in the rain. The snappily-named "Integrated Photonic mm-Wave functions for Broadband Connectivity", or IPHOBAC, has been spending EU money developing components for wireless …

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Aaarghhh, no stop it. More electromagnetic radio wave thingys causing me to have hyper electro sensitivity (my lawyer thought that sounded good) and my head hurts, I can't see properly and it stops me from walking more than 5 feet. It also makes me fat and causes cancer.

Ban the wireless now before we are all disease riddled cancer victims by this invisible menace.

Won't somebody think of the children!

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Oh Shit!!!

My Tin-Foil doesnt work anymore.....

anyone got a deep bunker/mine i can rent ?........

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Possibly a blended solution?

Could the technology form part of a blended solution with say, transceivers (is that the word?) feeding from/to cabled distribution?

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Photonics?

are these like super high speed clacks towers then? Or does the user suddenly get bathed in a huge Close Encounters-like beam oscillating at 10 GHz?

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over 1000 meters?

ok, so in rural places where they don't put up some ADSL equipment every 5000 meters or so, they do put up a transmitter every 1000 meters?

No way!

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I supsect the X Gbit/s are shared among all users of the device providing the uplink (as it is, iirc, for all wireless technologies). If so, having all users within 1km radius in a city sharing a few Gbit/s doesn't sound too high speed. Maybe i'm spoiled on my cable connection (no, it's not Gbit/s per user now, but at least it has the potential). For really rural regions i can see a use, but wireless as main internet connection in a city is a joke, no?

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