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A 75 year old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been thrust into the IT history books - with the world's fastest internet connection.

Sigbritt Löthberg's home has been supplied with a blistering 40 Gigabits per second connection, many thousands of times faster than the average residential link and the first time ever that a home user has experienced such a high speed.
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Sigbritt will now be able to enjoy 1,500 high definition HDTV channels simultaneously. Or, if there is nothing worth watching there, she will be able to download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds.

The secret behind Sigbritt's ultra-fast connection is a new modulation technique which allows data to be transferred directly between two routers up to 2,000 kilometres apart, with no intermediary transponders.

According to Karlstad Stadsnät the distance is, in theory, unlimited - there is no data loss as long as the fibre is in place.

"I want to show that there are other methods than the old fashioned ways such as copper wires and radio, which lack the possibilities that fibre has," said Peter Löthberg, who now works at Cisco.
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"This is more than just a demonstration," said network boss Hafsteinn Jonsson.

"As a network owner we're trying to persuade internet operators to invest in faster connections. And Peter Löthberg wanted to show how you can build a low price, high capacity line over long distances," he told The Local.
http://www.thelocal.se/7869/20070712/
     
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HD movie in just 2 second!!! ZOMG lucky lady!!
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How much per months lulz? Must be "HAVE FASTEST INTERNET IN THE WORLD!!!"

Just an extra mortgage on your home per month!*

*May need 2 per month depending on value of home.
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A 75 year old woman with that much speed, that just isn't right. Give it to someone who appreciates that kind of speed, me!
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A 75 year old woman with that much speed, that just isn't right. Give it to someone who appreciates that kind of speed, me!


Peter Löthberg is related to her, and got it funded somehow. He must be a networking genius.
     
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optics rule
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40Gbps means 5GBps.
5 Gigabytes per second?? :???:
That is beyond ideal. When will this kind of material be available to us??
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Bloody hell!
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HD movie in just 2 second!!! ZOMG lucky lady!!
good luck finding a hard disk that can write at those speeds
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good luck finding a hard disk that can write at those speeds
you're taking the words from my mouth.

maybe a RAID array of 20RPM SCSI disks could come close...
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