A former colleague sent this story making the rounds about the world’s fastest broadband being set up in Sweden.
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 is the mother of Swedish optical networking guru, Peter Löthberg. His mother can now watch 1,500 HDTV channels at the same time, or download a full high-def DVD in just two seconds. Ha!
The secret behind Sigbritt’s ultra-fast connection is a new modulation technique which allows data to be transferred directly between two routers up to 2,000 kilometres apart, with no intermediary transponders.
Indeed. And we insist that the government grant us access to Sigbritt’s technology at a modest cost. Because that’s only fair.
P.S. Photo? Well, here, from Aftonbladet. And the subhed: Sigbritt, 75, i Karlstad är världens snabbaste mamma på nätet. Would guess that means, “Sigbritt, 75, of Karlstad is the world’s fastest mama on the net.”
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