Humans have an instinctive need to communicate with each other. Some of the most poignant scenes from the pandemic have been of family members and friends waving at each other through windows or neighbors holding up signs on their balconies. Stowed away in our homes, there is the looming reality that we rely on the internet to connect beyond those windows and balconies. What makes this connectivity possible — which we also hope is at a high speed — is light.

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