The Internet Blazes Ahead


Posted April 25, 2007 - By Josh Lawson

"I feel the need...the need for speed!"

Tom Cruise may have said it best as he slammed the throttle forward in "Top Gun," but man as a whole has always strived to push the limits when it comes to speed.

The Internet is no exception as researchers at the University of Tokyo have made claim to breaking Internet speed records on the high speed Internet2 network.

Pushing the limits twice in two days, the researchers were able to send information at a rate of 7.67 gigabits per second and 9.08 Gbps over a distance of 20,000 miles. While this still leaves some room for someone else to break their record and reach the current theoretical limit of 10Gbps on Internet2, the researchers themselves are moving forward on developing an even faster service, 100Gbps.

That's right, you would be able to download the entire Lord Of The Rings trilogy in a matter of a minute or so...in HD.

Let's not forget how much porn you would be able to download....

Really, the whole idea of cueing would become obsolete...

Yahoo! News: Researchers break Internet speed records

The Internet Blazes Ahead


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