Internet2 Gets a 10x Boost

Don't get your hopes up --- you'll still be jealous of the broadband speeds in other countries. Despite what many think, the Internet2 is not going to be the second-generation Internet. Rather, the Internet 2 is limited to currently 207 connected universities that use it to quickly exchange data and perform research.

Until recently, the Internet2 had a theoretical limit of 10 gigabits per second, which is thousands of times faster than standard home broadband connections. By sending data using 10 different colors, or wavelengths, of light over a single cable, operators are boosting the network's capacity to 100 Gbps.

That means a high-quality version of the movie "The Matrix" could be sent in a few seconds rather than half a minute over the old Internet2 and several hours over a typical home broadband line.

Quite honestly, in the U.S., it would be great to just to just get the 61Mbps speed of Japan.  Of course, we wouldn't turn down this speed if offered.
Tags:  Internet, Boost, OS
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