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soon ... connection 2.5 Terabits/sec.

In fact, a global team lead by the University of Southern California used wireless gear to prove the system works. They achieved speeds of 2.5 terabits (2.5 trillion) per second.

They beamed data over open space in a lab. The idea was to simulate the type of link that might occur between satellites in space.

Team members manipulated eight beams of light. They twisted each one into a spiral shape. Turns out twisted light beams are very powerful because they can encode huge amounts of data.

This, by far, exceeds anything we can get today with radio frequencies used for WiFi and cellular networks.
Next up: adapting the system for fiber optics like those often used to transmit data over the Web.

I believe we are still several years away from making light-based data links standard. But I do predict this breakthrough will help lead us to the Holy Grail of computers -- harnessing the speed of light. ====
Please make it happen.
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The telecommunications companies (and the governments they lobby) won't let this happen.

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