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Exploring whitespace for wireless in public spaces

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For morning bus commuters, a reliable Internet connection can transform dead time in traffic into a jump on the day’s tasks. But between their high cost and low data caps, smartphone data plans are a less than ideal solution for riders hoping to get serious work done in transit. Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor [...]

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A quasi-optical Internet backbone

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Trunks of fiber optic cable make up most of the Internet’s backhaul–the network that links smaller networks across the globe together into the World Wide Web. But installing fiber between remote locations can get expensive. Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Akbar Sayeed (left) and Assistant Professor Nader Behdad (right) have developed a new communication architecture [...]

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