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Old 07-13-07, 06:26 PM
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40Gb/s internet? - sure Gran, no problem.

nice - now if the UK would just break out of the 2Mb/s connection rut... :/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07...et_connection/

75-year-old has world's fastest private internet connectionLet me show you my grandchildren at 40Gb/s
By Austin Modine in Mountain View → More by this author

Published Thursday 12th July 2007 19:32 GMT

75-year-old Sibritt Löthberg from Karlstad Sweden just got her first computer, but it didn't take her long to download all the necessary patches.

Swedish news site The Local reports that Löthberg's home has been tricked-out with a record-breaking 40 Gb/s connection - the first time a private residence has tapped into the internet at such high speeds.

The blazing-fast connection comes courtesy her son, Peter Löthberg, a Swedish optical internet guru working at Cisco.

Ma Löthberg's house was converted into a broadband dog-and-pony act in an effort to promote high-speed fibre connections as a commercially viable platform.

"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.

According to The Local, the secret sauce behind the connection is a new modulation technique that allows data to be transfered directly between two routers up to 2,000 km apart - with no intermediary transponders. This allows information to travel over huge distances without data loss.

With her blistering connection, Sigbritt Löthberg will be able to download a full high-definition DVD in just two seconds. Now if only there was a place for a Swede to utilize such a speed advantage...
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doh! - just reread the story - should Mom in the title
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I've been to a Clan mate's flat who lives in East Sussex.

Most horrid, awful pings I have ever seen.
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger
I've been to a Clan mate's flat who lives in East Sussex.

Most horrid, awful pings I have ever seen.
welcome to internet in the UK - having said that I worked for a company that had a T3 or T4 leased line to the states - blink and you'd miss the download bar no matter how big the file was.
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Originally Posted by markhr
welcome to internet in the UK - having said that I worked for a company that had a T3 or T4 leased line to the states - blink and you'd miss the download bar no matter how big the file was.
Assuming that is, whatever your downloading can saturate your line.

*cough* torrents *cough*
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Hey, I'm dealing with dial-up.
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That's insane.

LastPlace, I'm sorry. I've been there myself.
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Residents in Sweden can get 100Mb connections all day. I'm so friggin envious. That's why if you buy a server for filesharing, it's usually in sweden.
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Hey, I'm dealing with dial-up.
My condolences.
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