Why not use ns-pulses before Faster-than-Light claim?

New FtL experiment to use nanosecond pulses

The previous experiment with microsecond pulses (1000ns) that measured the average delay time at ~60ns was very dependent on the statistical analysis and sensitive to detection bias (later detections being slightly less probable than earlier ones). Now the CERN scientists hope to shorten the neutrino-generation pulse to 1-2 ns, so can cut out the statistical arguments. The detection numbers will be much lower. But why did the CERN team not do this first, before making their highly contested claim to overthrow the cornerstone inherited from Maxwell and Einstein?

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