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With most existing hardware, sure, but it's not as though we haven't had the ability to communicate wirelessly across large distances for many decades.



  but it's not as though we haven't had the ability to 
  communicate wirelessly across large distances for many decades.
It's possible to communicate, but the question is of bandwidth. AMPRnet[1] has existed since 1970, after all, it owns the class A 44 netblock, but you're not going to be watching Youtube at 9600 baud.

1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMPRNet




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