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Google, Facebook, and other tech companies are investing in wireless broadband networks.
But they’re not going all the way to gigabit speeds.
That’s what a new class of wireless broadband technologies called “Luminate” networks could do.
Here’s how they work.
The Luminate network is based on the same principles as fiber optic cables.
They are essentially cables, with each end having a copper-based layer and a silicon-based one.
As they go through the wires, the copper layer and the silicon layer become connected and form a “lumine” network.
Fiber optics use alternating current, or AC, and copper conductors to transmit and receive power.
The copper and silicon conductors are connected by cables.
But in this case, the wires are laminated to form a fiber-optic cable.
The end result is a network that is about 10 times as long as a conventional fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, or 10 times longer than fiber-based DSL.
But because the laminate network can be built with just one wire, it can be easily upgraded to gigahertz speeds.
As a result, the Luminate networks are being widely used to deliver fast, high-definition video and other internet services to people in rural areas.
It’s not clear if any companies have deployed Luminate broadband yet.
But Google, Apple, Facebook and other companies are already building them in a variety of locations, including in some of India’s most remote regions.
For example, Google is building a network in Maharashtra, India’s largest state.
Apple and Facebook are building the same network in Bengaluru, India, home to the largest Indian diaspora.
Amazon is building it in India’s southern states of Telangana and Odisha.
Google, however, is building its network in the country’s poorest areas, where the average monthly household income is about $1,000.
The company has already signed a $300 million deal with the Tata Group, the conglomerate that owns the Tata group, to build Luminate technology in India.
In India, Luminate is used to power the countrys mobile networks.
It can also be used to distribute Internet content to rural areas, and to offer a way for people to access the Internet without a landline.
The main reason for building Luminate services in rural India is because of the country s poor broadband coverage, said Vinod Kumar, a senior vice president for the IT and networking group at Gartner, an industry research firm.
India has an estimated 5 billion mobile subscribers and a population of about 8 billion, according to the World Bank.
In some rural areas where there are no cellular service providers, such as in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where Google is currently building a fiber optic network, many people use the internet using mobile phones, said Anurag Agrawal, a professor of information systems at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Agrawel said that for years, he and others have been pushing India to expand its mobile coverage and increase the amount of Internet data available to its rural population.
In March, India signed an agreement with Verizon Wireless to build fiber optic networks in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
In the next few months, the government will also build fiber-fiber optic networks for Telanganas rural areas and for the state’s southern regions.
Agrowal said that India is looking to build its network by 2020 and to deploy it by 2025.
The government plans to spend $500 million on broadband infrastructure for rural India.
India is also looking at building a 1 gigabit per second fiber-coax network.
That would allow Internet users to download 4,000 megabytes of data per second.
The cost of the 1Gbps fiber-networking project will be $10 billion, a government official said.
Google and Facebook aren’t the only tech companies investing in Luminate.
Amazon has also invested $100 million in the project, which has already received $5.2 billion in government funding.
Google’s Luminate investment comes at a time when Indian broadband providers are struggling.
They rely on a fixed-line telephone network for customers to connect to their services, which are not fast enough for fast data speeds.
This is one of the reasons that the country has not signed a deal with a fiber to the home broadband standard, known as the 4G LTE standard.
But a 4G-LTE deal could open up new opportunities for Indian providers.
Google is looking for ways to improve its network with Luminate, said Agrawals son, Vinod Gokhale.
“We want to be the largest broadband provider in India,” he said.
“Our Luminate strategy is to get us into the 1 Gbps gigabit broadband service, which is more than 10 times faster than fiber optics.”