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Ethernet, Meet Gasnet
solution to the "Last Mile" problem in ultra high speed data lines to
homes and businesses is in the final stages of planning for municipal
gas users. A company called Sempra has developed a gas line fitting
that allows a fiber optic cable to be routed through the gas service
pipe and out to a distribution panel. The money saved from not needing
to tear up roads, sidewalks and lawns is enormous, and the gas company
stands to gain from renting out otherwise empty space inside their pipes.