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Internet speed hits a new high

Japanese researchers just shattered the world record for the fastest internet speed, achieving a data transmission rate of 319 terabits per second (Tb/s), according to a paper presented at the International Conference on Optical Fiber Communications in June. The new record was made on a line of fibers more than 3,000 km long. Interestingly, it is compatible with modern-day cable infrastructure.

What does this mean? 57,000 movies would be downloadable in a minute.

The transmission speed is nearly double the previous record of 178 Tb/s, which was set in 2020. To put things in perspective, NASA uses a comparatively primitive speed of 400 Gb/s.

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