[LINK] read & weep - one household in Sweden gets 40gb/s
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Jul 16 11:24:52 EST 2007
Adam Todd wrote:
> Hey Marghanita,
> I think the point of the article was that an 87 year old women with a 40
> Gigabit network connection is a world first :) She probably had a DVD
> player already :)
The possibly house bound swede was only 75, whereas the active Australians were 87.
Does anyone else recall the circa 1996 Centennial park Broadband trials in
Sydney? Google only revealed this
> Broadband services to homes
> The Group believes that the real benefits of broadband cable trials will come from the possibilities for consumer interactivity with the services, and the involvement of the community and local industry in creating content. Many elements of broadband delivery technologies are still being developed, and a broadband cable trial would provide network operators with valuable experience in customer billing and management and conditional access systems.
> At 10:29 AM 16/07/2007, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> David Goldstein wrote:
>>> This story is something we can only dream of here...
>>> Sigbritt, 75, has world's fastest broadband
>>> 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.
>>> 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.
>> Well Australia can claim better than that!
>> I have been exchanging emails with a now 87 year old, for the last 8
>> or so
>> years. Another 87 year old, who I still regularly play 18 holes of
>> golf with, has just bought a DVD player - this was prompted by the
>> need to see the contents of a DVD featuring her!. Guess the advantage
>> in Australia is that it isn't miserable dark and cold for half the year!
>> Marghanita da Cruz
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