Fastest-ever internet connection

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  1. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

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    Scientists in the UK have created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using
    fibre optic cable lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second.
    To give that context, the current fastest package for consumers in the UK (excluding Hull)
    is Virgin Media's 120 megabits per second.
    There are 1,024 megabits in just one gigabit and 1,024 gigabits in one terabit.

    It’s believed to be the fastest speed test of its kind, and would allow users to
    download 44 high-definition films in a single second.

    The test was conducted on a 410km (255-mile) link between the BT Tower in central London
    and Ipswich.
    However, it may be many years before consumers notice any effect.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25840502
     
  2. EASTER

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    Nice find.

    I shutter at what Verizon would offer american consumers if they ever got their greedy paws on that rate of hypersonic net channels.


    It does raise some interest now it's been achieved if only thru testings.
     
  3. DVD+R

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    Your missing the point, the chances of people actually achieving that speed are in fact slim to none. If you have lets say a 100mbps download speed through your Internet supplier, the average speed your more likely to see is around 30~40mbps or 2.1 to 3.1 MBps. mbps & MBps are worlds apart, In a real world scenario This means that a 2GB file would take around 10 min 30 seconds less if downloaded at a speed of 3.1MBps than it would with 100mbps. Generally through data shaping and traffic., locality, and availability.
     
  4. CrusherW9

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    I beg to differ. I pay for 50mbps and actually get higher when downloading games from Steam and running SpeedTest. You're mainly bottlenecked by what the bandwidth the server you're downloading from can provide.
     
  5. whitedragon551

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    I have the same thing. I pay for 20Mbps and often see 40-50Mbps down speeds. Yesterday I got lucky and downloaded a 75Mb file in 1 second.
     
  6. sukarof

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    Cool. I am still struggling to find a use for the 1GB/s line that my ISP offers me for a hefty price:)
     
  7. CrusherW9

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    I need 50mb/s because there are quite frequently 6+people all on it at once streaming Netflix, gaming, skyping, and downloading.

    EDIT: Read your post as 1mb/s.
     
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  8. Greg P

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    And I am stuck with a 1mb connection :rolleyes:
     
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