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article image75-Year-Old Granny Has World's Fastest Internet Connection

By Posthappy     Aug 2, 2007 in Technology
Fastest Internet speed in the world and the owner doesn't even use it. Why? Because she doesn't really get it. Sure the connection is there, it also works well, but she has no real clue what can be done with it.
Stockholm, Sweden - 75 Year old Sigbritt Löthberg has the fastest Internet connection in the world and she only uses her computer for reading the local newspapers.
Her son, Peter Löthberg Swedish internet legend, and Hafsteinn Jonsson along with Karlstad Stadsnät (the city where she lives) the local council’s network arm, have arranged the connection. They wanted to show that there are no limitations to the Internet. So they got Löthberg's granny her first computer and installed the connection for her.
Just how fast is it?
How does a 40 gigabits-per-second on a fibre-optic connection grab you? At this speed Granny can download a full-length movie on her home computer in less than two seconds - many thousand times faster than most residential connections.
In one article, Josson explains: The speed is reached using a new modulation technique that allows the sending of data between two routers placed up to 2,000 kilometres apart, without any transponders in between. The most difficult part of the whole project was installing Windows on Sigbritt’s PC,’ said Jonsson. This is more than just a demonstration. As a network owner we’re trying to persuade internet operators to invest in faster connections. And Peter Löthberg wanted to show how you can build a low price, high capacity line over long distances,”Another souce is The Local.
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