Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

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Imagine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before you even take your finger off the enter button. Don’t fret, we’re getting closer.

Researchers at the Optical Network Group at University College London published a study saying they have achieved a data transmission rate of 1.125 terabits per second, which is an absolutely insane amount of data. It also happens break the record for highest rate of data received by a single receiver

Senior research associate Robert Maher told Mashable in an email that this transmission rate could send/receive the entire Game of Thrones TV series in less than a second. Read more…

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Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

Comcast takes aim at Google Fiber with new gigabit Internet service

Comcast takes aim at Google Fiber with new gigabit Internet service

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Still waiting for Google Fiber to show up in your town? Well, Comcast’s gigabit Internet might get there first

The company announced last week it installed the first DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer’s network in Philadelphia, kicking off a trial of its new, ultra-fast Internet service

The DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) 3.1 specification is backward-compatible, meaning it works over Comcast’s existing hybrid fiber-coaxial network and offers gigabit download speeds. “All we needed was a new modem, a software upgrade to the device that serves that neighborhood, and a few good engineers,” Comcast’s Executive VP and CTO Tony Werner wrote in a blog post Read more…

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Comcast takes aim at Google Fiber with new gigabit Internet service