Ethernet, Meet Gasnet
A revolutionary 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.