Friday, July 20, 2007

Technology Review: Swedish 75-year-old woman gets superfast Internet connection

An interesting leading indicator 

She is a latecomer to the information superhighway, but 75-year-old Sigbritt Lothberg is now cruising the Internet with a dizzying speed.

Lothberg's 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection in Karlstad is believed to be the fastest residential uplink in the world, Karlstad city officials said.

In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer _ many thousand times faster than most residential connections, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit.

Technology Review: Swedish 75-year-old woman gets superfast Internet connection

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