A 75-year-old Swedish woman has become the owner of the fastest
residential broadband connection in the world.
Sigbritt Lothberg's 40 gigabits-per-second connection was set up for
her by her son, Peter, a networking expert who works for Cisco
Systems. Mr Lothberg said: "We wanted to show that that there are no
limitations to internet speed. "She's a brand new internet user. She
didn't even have a computer before."
A new modulation technique was used in setting up the connection,
involving the sending of information between two routers spaced 1,240
miles apart, with no transponders in between. Using her high-speed
internet connection, Ms. Lothberg could download an entire movie in
less than two seconds. This is thousands of times faster than a
regular residential connection.
Ms. Lothberg lives in Karlstad in central Sweden and mainly uses her
connection to read online newspapers. The average residential internet
connection speed is eight Mbps.
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