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Well, I'm not sayin' it's true, but just so you know, a San Diego-based company called Nethercomm is claiming that it is now in development of a system to use your natural-gas pipes to transmit broadband data at speeds of 100 megabits per second. The glitch to this masterpiece? Um, it's never been tested. Basically, Nethercomm is planning on using Ultra wideband, or UWB technology to send the data through the pipes, while they're still delivering gas fuel. Of course, it sounds grand, seeing that our current system of copper wires and duct tape doesn't have enough capacity to support a lot of technologies we'd all like to see over broadband, like high-definition television service, but looks like Nethercomm still has no venture backing as of now. However, they are in the process of trying to raise money for a pilot program by next summer, so if you've got a couple of bucks you'd like to donate...

BONUS - Electricity + Natural Gas = Boom!

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