German and Japanese scientists recently collaborated to achieve just such a quantum leap in obliterating the world record for data transmission. By transmitting a data signal at 2.56 terabits per second over a 160-kilometer link (equivalent to 2,560,000,000,000 bits per second or the contents of 60 DVDs) the researchers bettered the old record of 1.28 terabits per second held by a Japanese group. By comparison, the fastest high-speed links currently carry data at a maximum 40 Gbit/s, or around 50 times slower. gizmag Article: New data transmission record – 60 DVDs per second
All I wanna know is: When can I get it in my home?
OK, I’m kidding. I really don’t have the need for that kind of speed at the moment, but I wouldn’t mind having a broadband offering that gave decent speeds not only downstream, but upstream as well that allowed me to run a game server without costing an arm and a leg. Is that too much to ask?