Researchers transmit data over copper lines at record speeds
July 10 , 2014
Researchers at Bell Labs have announced transmitting data over copper telephone lines at a speed of 10 gigabits per second, which is a record.
Two pairs of 30 meter standard phone cables were used for the purpose.
Bell Labs has suggested that this could eventually lessen the amount of costly fiber optic cable required for higher internet speeds in cities. High-speed net could thus be provided to homes, where laying new fiber cables is a challenge for various reasons.