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Engineers at a small British internet service provider have successfully made a broadband connection work over 2m (6ft 7in) of wet string.
The connection reached speeds of 3.5 Mbps (megabits per second), according to the Andrews and Arnold engineer who conducted the experiment.
The point of the experiment appears to have been purely to see if it was achievable. The firm does not believe there is a way to exploit the finding.

Source: BBC Neowin

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Engineers at a small British internet service provider have successfully made a broadband connection work over 2m (6ft 7in) of wet string.
The connection reached speeds of 3.5 Mbps (megabits per second), according to the Andrews and Arnold engineer who conducted the experiment.
The point of the experiment appears to have been purely to see if it was achievable. The firm does not believe there is a way to exploit the finding.

Source: BBC
Ok so the conductor is over the insulator lol.

You can use anything that is electrically conductive to transmit ADSL/VDSL signals, even coax/triax cables whether on conductor and foil shield or on braided shield lol.

Metallic faults, water, hole diggers, idiot drivers are the network infrastructures worst enemy.

Being a fluid @biffzinker it is right about not being able to be exploited, fluid is affected by vibrations, vaporizes, air bubbles act as insulators... would require alot of pressure to remain constant.
 
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In other news, materials that conduct electricity can be used to transmit signal. Marvelous finding lads!
 
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looks like we may be needing to use this technique in the US now that neutrality has been vacated. that or dial up is gonna make a come back :shadedshu:
 
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In other news, materials that conduct electricity can be used to transmit signal. Marvelous finding lads!
Have you ever done something just for fun even though it has no practical application? I think you might of missed the point.
 
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looks like we may be needing to use this technique in the US now that neutrality has been vacated. that or dial up is gonna make a come back :shadedshu:
I was coming to say much the same thing
 
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looks like we may be needing to use this technique in the US now that neutrality has been vacated. that or dial up is gonna make a come back :shadedshu:
Keep us up to date with how that goes. Is it true in some states there is only one ISP you can use (geolocation issue)? It could be bad for those folks if that ISP plays for big profit.

And without getting political (your avatar alludes to it) this is part of his agenda. It's balls out cash grabbing now. It's great to allow everyone to be free of regulations but some regulations are there to make it fair. People should be allowed to profit on things we want but the things we need should be exempted. And the web as an informational tool should be protected from profiteering. I hope with Brexit we dont go the same way - it wouldn't be allowed in the EU.
 

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Keep us up to date with how that goes. Is it true in some states there is only one ISP you can use (geolocation issue)? It could be bad for those folks if that ISP plays for big profit.

And without getting political (your avatar alludes to it) this is part of his agenda. It's balls out cash grabbing now. It's great to allow everyone to be free of regulations but some regulations are there to make it fair. People should be allowed to profit on things we want but the things we need should be exempted. And the web as an informational tool should be protected from profiteering. I hope with Brexit we dont go the same way - it wouldn't be allowed in the EU.
Yes its true My state certain ISPs service certain towns. For instance one town over is Comcast where as I have Spectrum. Meanwhile areas that are under served ie back roads (example West Alna rd and 218 are parallel they diverge and converge at both ends. One has Spectrum the other has Fairpoint for internet. Hilariously enough both have access to TV from Spectrum. However local municipalities years ago signed contracts with various providers for Cable TV. Those contracts are now a fucking mess and have resulted in a bunch of problems as the original contract was transferable upon that company being bought. So previous contract owners were snatched up creating a patchwork quilt of bullshit. Did I mention some of those contracts were for periods of up to 50 years..... yeah its a nightmare.

Spectrum offers 1 internet plan in my area for 60 down / 5 up the only other option is Fairpoint DSL 7 / 10 / 15 / 24 mbps however their 24 mbps service costs similar to the 60 / 5 of Spectrum while reliably only giving speeds in the 7 - 10 mbps range.
 
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Have you ever done something just for fun even though it has no practical application? I think you might of missed the point.
I mean, I'm no engineer, but if something conducts electricity, it'll also conduct signal. Meaning you could achieve similar thing over some wet cardboard, wet string, a plant branch, an orange or someone's arm. It's not rocket science, really...
 
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