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Crazy Fast Fiber Optic Speeds

BT has squeezed even more out of fiber optics by clocking speeds of 1.4 terabits-per-second in a recent speed test for broadband Internet connections. This has the ability to transfer 44 uncompressed HD netflix movies in one second. Wouldn’t you love to have that running directly into your house? It is amazing what is possible by sending light down a strand of glass.

11 thoughts on “Crazy Fast Fiber Optic Speeds”

  1. Wow, that is impressive and “Crazy fast”. I want to know why we can’t get that in our home connections? (There’s probably a very good answer for that, but I don’t have the knowledge to know off hand). It really is an amazing bit of technology, simple yet complex. I wonder what the next fastest speed for transferring data will be?

  2. Dang. DO you have any idea where I could get something like that? All jokes aside, that’s honestly very cool. I wish everyone could get access to Internet like this. Or at least, I wish I could have Internet like this. The IPS’ here in Florida are all mediocre.

  3. 1.4 terabits? Wow, I can’t even watch a one minute YouTube video without having to buffer and to think I’m paying almost a fortune for this crappy internet service. If I had that kind of speed I would be so happy.

  4. Oh wow this is impressive! I really need a better internet package! Haha I’m currently about 300kbps download speed on Wifi, so I use good ol’ T-Mobile to download anything. My phone can download at about 30Mbps which is extremely fast for me! I would love to see something this amazing come to the mainstream and be readily available to anyone!

  5. Can’t wait till it’s more widespread. Google seems to be doing great thing with it’s fiber connection, but it’s so limited there’s no way I can get it where I live. I can only imagine the thing that will be possible once more people have it. Online streaming with no hiccups, almost instant download. It’s the world of possibilities.

  6. Unfortunately, many people in the US are stuck with Internet speeds of 1 Mbps when downloading or uploading. I’m a bit more fortunate to have a 20 Mbps download speed to make transfers fast and allow many people to use the Internet at the same time, but when you compare with some of the other countries which have better Internet connections for less money, you feel disappointed. Hopefully, fiber connections will become more widespread and be available to everyone!

  7. Wow, that is really fast. And I thought that my 100 Mb network was fast already. Over 1 terabit per second is just blazing fast. Most servers will not even give a single user even close to that amount of bandwidth, so this would probably be more useful for business owners rather than consumers. However, once servers speed up, fast fibers like this will be amazing.

  8. I know Google Fiber has been rolling out across America for a while now, I wonder how many more years it’ll take before they take over the country. More importantly, how long until it comes to Canada cause I’ve been waiting forever…

  9. The possibility of achieving such speed makes me wonder what is it that, other than the ones explained here, really influence the performance of our internet connections. It’s not like we are splitting the large chunk of speed into smaller ones. The bandwidth quota can be increased by making legal purchases.

  10. I really can’t wait for the next innovation in internet connection. I know that we can currently use existing copper wires to deliver fiber optic speeds, so that means better competition in rural areas, but I really want to see our advancement with wireless technology. You really can’t use 1.4 Tb/s with a cap of about 100 Mb/s on wireless cards, and a 1Gb/s cap on Ethernet. It’s be pretty cool to have small fiber optic ethernet cables, which’d be pretty cool for use because not only would it look really cool, but it’d be pretty fast too. But I really think wireless technology will have to use something like high-frequency sound waves to transfer information. The only thing that would need to be figured out is encryption using sound waves.

  11. Impressive speed, although your internet connection is only as fast as your ISP delivers, it doesn’t matter whether your cables are fiber optic or not. I would like to see what it’s like at it full potential.

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