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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...ed-record.html

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Two separate research groups have just lapped the field, setting a world record by sending more than 100 terabits of information per second through a single optical fibre. That's enough to deliver three solid months of HD video- or the contents of 250 double-sided Blu-ray discs.


Seeing as how bandwidth consumption is growing 50% more each year, this isn't too far off.
I give it 30 years and it'll be mainstream.
Easily.
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...ed-record.html





Seeing as how bandwidth consumption is growing 50% more each year, this isn't too far off.
I give it 30 years and it'll be mainstream.
Easily.
I give earth 2 years to live left, so yeah thisll never be mainstream.
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Nah, Earth will survive each major event that happens to it. We will all survive. Only thing that will totally screw us over is when the sun expands. But thats not happening anytime soon.

But seriously, very nice. Wish I could have this at home and screw with it a little bit. Fun stuff.
    
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This is what I fear when it comes to UBB. Technology will advance and get cheaper but we will be forced to pay the same price. Downloading your monthly cap in an hour...
We won a small fight in Canada about UBB but everything I hear points to it going through after the elections.
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Isn't this a repost from a few months back?
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Isn't this a repost from a few months back?
I don't believe so.
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...ed-record.html





Seeing as how bandwidth consumption is growing 50% more each year, this isn't too far off.
I give it 30 years and it'll be mainstream.
Easily.
Inb4 "so much pr0n"
     
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This is what I fear when it comes to UBB. Technology will advance and get cheaper but we will be forced to pay the same price. Downloading your monthly cap in an hour...
We won a small fight in Canada about UBB but everything I hear points to it going through after the elections.
High speed anything won't be coming to Canada any time soon. Fiber Optic would be able to blow the monthly cap in a few minutes, especially when Bell is planning on chopping their cap from the current 2GB/month to 1GB/month, which is what, a handful of Windows Security Updates, three times to check GMail (if no one sends you attachments), and one Firefox update...

Canadians should prepare for the unparalleled assault on the wallet and good sense the day after the Election, because no matter who is voted in, it's all about being Jolly Rogered...
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High speed anything won't be coming to Canada any time soon. Fiber Optic would be able to blow the monthly cap in a few minutes, especially when Bell is planning on chopping their cap from the current 2GB/month to 1GB/month, which is what, a handful of Windows Security Updates, three times to check GMail (if no one sends you attachments), and one Firefox update...

Canadians should prepare for the unparalleled assault on the wallet and good sense the day after the Election, because no matter who is voted in, it's all about being Jolly Rogered...
You can forget about netflix, or steam with that low of a cap. (but really most plans aren't that bad)

Its just future changes i'm worried about, By setting caps now, it gives ISP's a baseline that they can only make more money off of.

(IE: "Double your cap for $30/mo"...when the bandwidth increases by an order of magnitude and it costs them pennies/gb)

But to keep this on topic: Even a nation's trunkline doesn't need this speed yet. This reminds me of someone telling me we'd have Terabyte harddrives in 10 years (mid 90's) And i called BS on them.
    
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Only way this speed would be feasible is if it's paired with unlimited bandwidth. But that's FAST
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