Internet speed record smashed

  « Ravin » 05:54 09 Mar 2003
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Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center used fiber-optic cables to transfer 6.7 gigabytes of data -- the equivalent of two DVD movies -- across 6,800 miles in less than a minute.

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Yes, but how long will I have to wait before BT upgrades my exchange??

  powerless 08:17 09 Mar 2003

20 Years.

  carver 12:38 09 Mar 2003

Where I live if the weather is bad, same as yesterday, you don't "surf the Internet", it's more like wading through a tar pit, but I suppose we can dream about it.

  Djohn 12:49 09 Mar 2003

Does that mean, you only get one minute to watch two movie's? :o)

  so3003 13:16 09 Mar 2003

BT may well upgrade your exchange to have this in the next 20 years. But you'll need to find 399 likeminded people living in your street to make it "economically viable" for them to do it... ;-)

  tbh72 13:17 09 Mar 2003

The quote below was taken from the above article. Where's Flecc!!!

"You have this inversion where the limitations on advances will not be the speed of the Internet but rather the speed of your computer."
-- Harvey Newman, California Institute of Technology

  « Ravin » 16:08 10 Mar 2003

a bump and a resolved tick :o)

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