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Old lady surfing Web at 40 gigabits-per-secondSTOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- 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.Jonsson and Lothberg's son, Peter, worked together to install the connection.The speed is reached using a new modulation technique that allows the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between, Jonsson said."We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," he said.Peter Lothberg, who is a networking expert, said he wanted to demonstrate the new technology while providing a computer link for his mother."She's a brand new Internet user," Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. "She didn't even have a computer before."His mother isn't exactly making the most of her high-speed connection. She only uses it to read Web-based newspapers----rah imagine your nan had that she would be downing 360 games for you come christmas your stockin full of downed albums games and films.

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----rah imagine your nan had that she would be downing 360 games for you come christmas your stockin full of downed albums games and films.
LOL @ that being all you thought about.

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In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer
RahhI'd been in downloading heaven if I had that.

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well no 1 can even send u nuffin at those speeds and i swear ur hardrive cant evenm write at 40gigs a sec wtf....
Yeah they can. You'd just download at their highest server/upload speeds.

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Guest Reggie

Sweden always have sick speeds from well earlyJapan must be on 2gb BB now

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well no 1 can even send u nuffin at those speeds and i swear ur hardrive cant evenm write at 40gigs a sec wtf....
16 different ultra 640 SCSI hard drives at RAID-0 and you'd get 10.5GB/ssetup another 4 n download simulatinouesly and ur there

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lol.. if this became the norm, denzel i like your films..but boy, you'd have to make do with your $150m acquired so far. hollywood will shut down, or it will become a life imprisonment sentence if ur caught downloading illegally!!

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the amount of porn man could getim jealous
for realthat and a rapidshare pass would cause suspicion in my yard

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Guest M12

they need to shut this down. it actually spells the end for music,film and tv actually making money

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they need to shut this down. it actually spells the end for music,film and tv actually making money
unless they actually adapt to the technology instead of using old methods

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Guest M12
they need to shut this down. it actually spells the end for music,film and tv actually making money
unless they actually adapt to the technology instead of using old methods
how can they adapt though on a level.you can never make any sane person pay for music over the internet when a free link of the same quality can be obtained just as easily. same can be said for film

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You know what M12 is right.Film and music would die if speeds like these came into fruition.I've actually started buying CD's again and wiping the dust from my Hi-Fi.

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they need to shut this down. it actually spells the end for music,film and tv actually making money
unless they actually adapt to the technology instead of using old methods
how can they adapt though on a level.you can never make any sane person pay for music over the internet when a free link of the same quality can be obtained just as easily. same can be said for film
not if they dnt know where the free link is

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Sweden always have sick speeds from well earlyJapan must be on 2gb BB now
AlieMan had 2mb in 2000 and i'm rolling with that 7 years later biggrin.gif

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She would probably have her computer monitered by the RIAA, MPAA and ISP.They have tried adapting aswell. Releases through iTunes counting as sales and the whole bluetooth MP3 sales.It just hasn't caught on. If I had that speed I could end a coupla torrent sites I'm on.

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