The new technology from Oxford University would see fibre beam light around the home but there are few hurdles.
Following the tradition of other Netgear products the ProSafe S3300 smart switch series brings scalable yet affordable 10GbE networking to the masses while also making it easy to exploit the extra bandwidth on offer.
BT, joined by Alcatel-Lucent, has broken the record for data transmission over fibre cables using real-world equipment.
The UK's network infrastructure is fast arriving at "capacity crunch" point, according to research fom the University of Southampton.
BT has launched a new UK-wide public survey to find the UK's next fibre-optic based high-speed internet hotspots.
The UK government's Culture Secretary, James Hunt has scrapped the previous government's pledge to deliver 2Mbit-per-second broadband to every British citizen by 2015, claiming that the plan was impractical.
Virgin Media has announced that it is trialing the use of telegraph poles to deliver superfast 50Mbps broadband, with the village of Woolhampton serving as the test-bed for the technology.
ExclusiveVirgin Media has praised Ofcom's decision to allow BT to invest in a fibre-optic network – insisting the regulator's stance 'strikes a sensible balance' between the need to stimulate investment and the need for competition.
Ofcom will not stand in the way of BT rolling out a fibre-optic network, with the communications watchdog ruling that it will allow a £1.5 billion investment that will give up to 20 million UK homes high-speed internet.