July 12, 2014
New Internet speed record blows past Google Fiber (David Goldman, July 10, 2014, CNNMoney)
Bell Labs researchers just broke the broadband Internet speed record.It is eight times faster than the previous record -- and it was done over copper landlines.With speeds of 10 gigabits per second, Bell Labs' technology proved to be 1,000 times faster than traditional broadband speeds. It is even 10 times faster than Google (GOOGL, Tech30) Fiber, which offers the fastest broadband available to consumers.Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), Bell Labs' parent company, dubbed the new technology "XG-FAST." The company called it a "major breakthrough," giving broadband companies the ability to provide fiber-optic-like speeds over the existing copper landline infrastructure that blankets most of America.
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 12, 2014 9:04 AM
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