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Researchers squeeze 44.2 Tbps through existing fiber optic cables #Internet #FiberOptic

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Researchers in Australia are getting unbelievable speed from fiber optic. Via Engadget:

Today’s cable and fiber optic internet connections are good enough — at least where they’re available. Home users can browse the web, stream videos and play online games, and companies can keep business moving. But as content becomes more complex, the world will need faster speeds. Researchers in Australia have developed an internet connection that reaches 44.2 terabits per second. To put that into perspective, the average user in the US gets 50.2 megabits per second — about a million times slower than the researchers’ speed.

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