The Raw Feed
Where technology and culture collide

Friday, July 13, 2007

75-Year-Old Woman Has Fastest Net Access

A 75-year-old woman in Sweden who has never owned a computer before now has the WORLD'S FASTEST HOME INTERNET CONNECTION -- a whopping 40 Gigabits per second. (That's fast enough to download a hi-def movie in two seconds.) Her son is Cisco executive Peter Löthberg, who arranged the connection as a demonstration of how long-distance, ultra fast connections are inexpensive and easy to set up. The most difficult part of all this was reportedly installing Windows.

Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"long-distance, ultra fast connections are inexpensive and easy to set up"

Yeah, if you've got Cisco footing the bill for the equipment. List price of Cisco's 40G-capable router is roughly $450,000 USD - and that doesn't include the 40G transponders. Unless he's also installed a really nice PC he'll just have to drop the service down to 1Gbps anyway.

Friday, July 13, 2007 8:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was gigabyte?
Sorry, pedantacism is my flaw.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 3:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I thought it was gigabyte?"

No, telecom uses bits rather than bytes since a byte isn't always 8 bits (for GbE it's 10 bits, for example, Google 8B10B line encoding) :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007 4:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sean Bedlam seanbrk@yahoo.com.au said...

Is lack of vision, bloodymindedness and greed- stopping me from plugging the net straight into my head and living in an online utopia where everyone is a buff avatar? Buff avatars who save the world with our vastly enhanced, mind-powers of course. Anyway, whatevs.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 6:01:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

 

Like The Raw Feed? Then you'll LOVE the FREE Mike's List newsletter!