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?
Comcast is upping its game by rolling out the fastest Internet connection speed in its entirely history. OK, read that carefully, because Comcast isn’t the company who has the fastest Internet connection plan, because Verizon FiOS has an even faster Internet connection plan. Still, the new Internet connection plan is at 105 megabits per second. That is a lot faster than what I’ve now. I’m using Uverse AT&T which is only at 23 megabits per second.
OK, faster Internet connection is important, but how about getting rid of data cap too. Comcast has a Terms of Service page where it describes that each user cannot go over 250GB of bandwidth per month. Majority of people probably won’t ever go over the 250 GB/month data limit, but few will do. The problem is that if Comcast is capable of providing bandwidth to millions of customers, why only the few customers that are going over the data limit can be concerned as the problem of everything?
The irony of everything about having a faster Internet connection is that you can’t really use it to your liking! How is that? The faster Internet connection the more you can do, but the more you do the more bandwidth you will use. You get the gist! Use too much bandwidth and Comcast will contact you to tell you that you have past your data limit. Could it be it’s more profitable to have customers go pass their data limits?
Why oh why the 250 GB/month data limit reminds me so much of the old day when a professor of my college told the class that nobody should need more than 70 GB of hard drive space or so. Look where we at nowadays, we can’t even find a mechanical hard drive in store that is less than 100 GB of space (SSD drive is entirely a different matter for this point in time). Instead, there are shelves of 1 to 2 terabyte mechanical hard drives for sale. The argument is that these broadband companies should not treat their customers like fools, because the customers deserve bigger data limits so they can really use their super fast Internet to do their things the right way.
It’s awesome for Comcast to raise its Internet speed, but it’s time for Comcast to lead the pack by upping its data limit or get rid of it altogether for good. Do you think Comcast should get rid of its data limit so customers can really use the faster Internet connection the right way? Or how about this, should Comcast raise data limit for customers who purchase faster Internet connection plans?
Verizon had successfully launched a 100 Gigabit Ethernet for its European backbone network. Don’t read this the wrong way as if individual customers of Verizon in Europe suddenly will have faster connection, because the Verizon’s 100G Ethernet backbone network is meant to increase the bandwidth capacity and speed for large interconnected smaller networks within Verizon’s European interconnected networks. By doing this upgrade, Verizon will be able to handle more customers. Although the end users won’t see improvements first hand, eventually they will in my opinion. Faster backbone translates into a future where the possibility of having faster Internet for individual customers. I wonder when Verizon will do the same for America! Source.