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OSU innovation boosts Wi-Fi bandwidth tenfold


April 20, 2015

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Researchers have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi systems by 10 times using LED lights to transmit information. It could be integrated with existing Wi-Fi systems to reduce bandwidth problems in crowded locations, such as airport terminals or coffee shops, and in homes where several people have multiple Wi-Fi devices. Full Story

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Oregon State University

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