Want 100Gbps internet? Grabbing one of these $5 transceivers could be a good start

An optical transceiver from Colorchip

100Gbps know-how has been current within the information middle for a number of years now because of the emergence of silicon photonics, which brings collectively electrical and lightweight alerts, paving the best way for sooner velocity transfers. 

Quick ahead to April 2023 and 1000’s of silicon photonics modules from Intel and Israeli firm Colorchip have been flooding eBay with costs beginning as little as $4.50 excluding supply.