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Re: Physics baby

It's "Density, baby". Your average electron is very chatty to nearby wires. Photons, on fibre, not so much.

So you can put lots more photons on many more of their own separate optical paths without backtalk or crosstalk. And that means parallel transfers, aka bandwidth.

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