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Old 08-06-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Default Old Lady- Worlds fastest internet connection.

All I have to say is what is this old lady going to do with this - It could be used in so many other USEFUL ways! Her connection is 40Gbps and she can download a full HD DVD in two seconds.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7007967233

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Old 08-06-2007, 09:51 AM   #2
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Sounds to me like they are just trying out some new technology and she is just a tester. Why they picked a lady that has never used a computer before...I don't know.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Well i doubt there are many web servers that can deliver downloads that fast anyway so it ain't really as good as it sounds
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:17 AM   #4
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Default Re: Old Lady- Worlds fastest internet connection.

I don't believe that they would hook a 75 year old lady with that kind of internet.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: Old Lady- Worlds fastest internet connection.

I read about that in the paper, that's just over kill for grandma...why in the world would she need such a fast connection. i know it was just a test they were doing, but she said she only checks her e-mail.

why don't they have things like that where i live.. :P
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: Old Lady- Worlds fastest internet connection.

If you guys would read the whole thing first:

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Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit worked with Lothberg's son, Peter, an Internet wizard to install the connection. They wanted to showcase a new router system and see how it works over long distance fibre networks.

AP quotes Peter Lothberg, who works at Cisco as saying, the new modulation technique will allow transfer of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between. "We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," he said.
The point of this is to show how much potential internet speed still has. Just shows you that there is more to come.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:16 PM   #7
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damn!
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:04 PM   #8
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yeah I read about this about month ago.
And as alvino said the only reason for it was that they wanted to prove that fast internet connections are possible even without huge expenses.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:07 PM   #9
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whoa! i wonder wat kind of isp would put that on commercials.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:07 PM   #10
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umm the reason they picked her is like shes the mother of some guy who invented DSL internet or something, i can't remember right now.
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