Sweden now has a 40Gbps internet connection

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Fast enough to be able to download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds. That’s not just fast, it’s wicked fast. Read the article here.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted August 30, 2007 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Is this speed of connection even allowed?? And why don’t we have it in America? I’m going to write to my local congresswoman.

  2. Posted August 31, 2007 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    I would like to know the answer to those questions, too. Let me know what she says.

  3. Posted August 31, 2007 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    I can’t even imagine…that is to cool.

  4. Posted August 31, 2007 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    One of the reasons we do not have that sort of connection speed in america comes down to three things:

    1) Sweden has far less telecommunications companies battling for its populations money. America, home ot capitalism at its best and worst, has far too many people who want a peice of the pie and are unwilling ot work together for anything less than the biggest slice.

    2) Government regulations. Less said about this the better.

    3) Distance. Sweden is a small county, with most of its population in dense locales making the infrastructure for a high speed datapipe cheaper and easier to create. America is vastly larger, and creating such an infrastructure would be costly except in major metropolitan areas. See #2 as to why just going ahead and doing up the denser areas is not vialble at this time.

  5. Posted August 31, 2007 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Raivynn FCC regs cause red tape. I disagree with you on “the denser areas is not vialble at this time.” I live in the country, about 5 miles from the nearest hub. I connect via wireless antenna mounted on my home. The claim of 10MPS u/d, I get around 2-3+MPS u/d speeds but have had speeds of 5.6MPS.


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