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Li-Fi Eyes Opportunity as France Bans Wi-Fi in Schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centers that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access. Wi-Fi has been banned by the French state in an attempt to protect young people from ‘possibly carcinogenic’ effects of the transmissions. Li-Fi, by contrast, uses visible light from LED luminaires to transmit information and escapes the ban. It is hoped, ultimately, that mini-Li-Fi receptors will be placed in smartphones allowing people to use their mobile phones via a wireless internet connection provided by the lighting.

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One comment on “Li-Fi Eyes Opportunity as France Bans Wi-Fi in Schools

  1. Lee Kirby says:

    Seriously France? If this is true then shouldn’t we all have brain cancer from talking on our cell phones all the time? I guess they outlawed radio and TV too since they use radio waves… ???

    Li-Fi has an exciting future but not because of this….

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