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Net gains The internet industry is worth an estimated £100 billion to the UK. EPSRC is investing £7.2 million in research that could revolutionise the internet, making it much faster and more efficient. The photonics HyperHighway project brings together scientists from the universities of Southampton and Essex as well as industry partners to develop new materials and devices to increase internet bandwidth. Project leader Professor Sir David Payne, says: “Our ambition is nothing less than to rebuild the internet hardware to suit it to the needs of the 21st century Britain.”

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