Offering a glimpse of a faster digital future, researchers announced they have set a new Internet speed record.
Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center used fiber-optic cables to transfer 6.7 gigabytes of data — the equivalent of two DVD movies — across 6,800 miles in less than a minute.
The team was able to transfer uncompressed data at 923 megabits per second for 58 seconds from Sunnyvale, California, to Amsterdam, Netherlands. That's about 3,500 times faster than a typical Internet broadband connection.
I have a 56k dialup modem.
I'm not jealous, though.