Don’t Be Shocked, Hold Your Breath, Because 26 And 100 Terabit Per Second Internet Connections Are Possible

According to Engadget, Japan tested lasers to deliver data at breakneck speed of 100 terabit per second plus, and they were successful at doing it.  Unfortunately, the amount of electricity that required to get this type of connection going was very unpractical.  Instead of combining 370 lasers to deliver data at breakneck speed as Japan, Germany tested a single laser to deliver data at 26 terabit per second.  Although slower than Japan’s 100 terabit per second plus Internet connection, German’s 26 terabit per second Internet connection is nothing to scoff at, because I think almost everyone of us in America is already stupidly shocked by 100 megabit per second plus Internet connection of Comcast.

Basically, it’s mind blowing to think of data that can be delivered at such speed!  Don’t know if my calculation hits the nail on its head or not, but 26 terabit per second Internet connection can download a DVD file size of around 3.2 GB in a second.  So, we can imagine how fast Japan’s 100 terabit per second Internet connection can be.  Nonetheless, I’m a little baffled that Japan had to use 370 lasers and unpractical volume of electricity to perform its feat, but Germany had only used one single laser to achieve one fifth of Japan’s feat.  So, should we assume that if Germany combined couple lasers together, their Internet connection could rival or be even faster than Japan’s 100 terabit per second Internet connection?

Source:  http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/23/researchers-create-26-terabit-per-second-connections-with-just-a/

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