The Internet Connection That Reaches 100 Gigabits per Second

Posted on Oct 26 2013 - 10:28pm by Paul

Have you ever sat there in front of your PC and started complaining about the speed of your internet connection? Of course you have. We all do.

There is good news and bad news for anyone who wants access to faster internet. The good news is that some people have created the world’s most rapid internet connection. The bad news is that you can’t use it.

It was done in Germany and the speed achieved clocked in at an astonishing 100 Gigabits per second. The work on the lightning fast Wi-Fi was carried out by a group of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

This was the team’s second world record in this field, with an internet connection of 40Gbps being clocked up by them earlier in the year.

Line of Sight Contact Needed

fastThe high frequency of the signals they sent (at 237.5 GHz) meant they could send over a full Blu ray disc of data or an HD film in just 1 or 2 seconds. The only problem is that this kind of signal can’t travel through walls in the same ways lower frequency signals can. This means that the sender and the receiver need to have a line of sight contact between them.

According to the people who hooked up this super fast internet connection the new record isn’t going to be around for a long time. They say that multiplying the speed and reaching astronomical speeds for their internet connection is possible and is something they are already working on.

What would you use an internet connection that fast for anyway?

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