Most computers use copper wire to connect to networks because it's cheap, but that technology has gone about as far as it can go, said Sean Maloney, executive vice president of Intel's Communications Group. To deal with the problem, the company is working to improve fiber-optic networks, which carry information in the form of light pulses rather than electrical signals. "We are reaching the limits of copper to carry signals. We've almost got a wall in front of us. After 100 years of being able to send signals by copper, we're reaching the end of that," Maloney said in a keynote speech at the company's Intel Developer Forum here.
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While broadband services have begun to catch on with consumers, spending on telecom services by major corporations has slowed. Companies have also become cautious about new investments, because of financial troubles at some broadband providers. Corporations are cautious about using broadband Internet services in essential areas of their business, according to a new study. More than 20 percent of respondents said they would not use any type of broadband service in their main offices. The study, conducted by In-Stat/MDR, surveyed 109 "key decision makers" at large businesses between April and July of 2002.