The internet is being carried over a river in the Congo using laser beams rather than wires.

  The cable-free technology developed by Project Taara can provide customers with “fiber-like” internet speeds. When a river gets in the way of moving internet data rapidly, engineers in the Congo are experimenting with zapping it through the air. On Thursday, Alphabet’s research and development unit, X, revealed that as part of Project Taara, it […]

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