Last Mile by Laser
July 12, 2002 11:03 AM   Subscribe

Last Mile by Laser "The multibillion-dollar optical-fiber backbone that was built to bring...high-performance office and home computers...has come up a bit short" Free Space Optics may be the answer
posted by ajayb (3 comments total)
Seems cool, although with the telecoms industry in the state it is I wouldn't expect to see it anytime soon, in fact I recall reading about a business trying to do this a while back (and I still haven't gotten my gigabit broadband)
posted by zeoslap at 12:04 PM on July 12, 2002

Regardless of technology, people in the last-mile business are hurting, unless they're a whopping big cable company, telephone company, or ISP -- and often more than one.
posted by dhartung at 2:10 PM on July 12, 2002

This is really cool, but if I'm going to bet on last mile revolutions I'm going with wireless.
posted by skallas at 6:14 PM on July 12, 2002

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