Sunday, April 02, 2006

New data transmission record -- 2.56 terabits a second

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New record set for fastest data transmission -- 2.56 terabits a second - Engadget
Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications has teamed with Fujitsu to see how much data they could squeeze through one of those glass pipes. The results sure look good; by pumping light at various wavelengths they managed to squeeze 60 DVDs worth of data a second over a 100 mile link. The new 2.56tbps records smashes the old 1.28tbps record

That is just insane. Damn you Verizon! Hurry up with my FIOS!

7 Comments:

At Wednesday, April 05, 2006 3:27:00 PM, Blogger pkp646 said...

Here's hoping that Verizon will be ALLOWED to bring FIOS into new markets. The cablecos are pushing hard against across the nation and especially in New Jersey. I can't wait for the reliability of the new connections, but especially for the new high speeds.

 
At Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:49:00 PM, Blogger oldhats said...

As a native Jersey girl, I can tell you how hard the cable co. is fighting to stop Verizon from entering the market--they apparently don't want consumers to have a choice (which speaks volumes, imho.)

 
At Thursday, April 06, 2006 9:45:00 AM, Blogger Coherent Light said...

Yup. Time Warner has had a monopoly on high speed service for 10 years down here. Not that Verizon is much better, but at least with some competition the end user won't get screwed as bad.

Funny thing happened down here when Verizon started rolling out Fios. All of a sudden Time Warner jumped its service up from 3Mb to 5Mb, all for free. Completely coincidental I'm sure.

Just like the recent jump from 5Mb to 7Mb that happened a couple months ago. Which I am equally sure had nothing to do with Verizon winning approval for Tv service.

My favorite part is the Cable companies assertions that letting other companies into the market will degrade the quality of service. Ummm...yeaaaaaah. At the first hint of an alternative, my broadband speed has more than doubled.

Lets hear it for degraded service!

 
At Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:23:00 PM, Blogger Armand said...

I think we're all on the same wavelength (if that isn't mixing metaphors) in that we could stand having a little competition for our broadband dollars. When I lived in Jersey, I felt I was over Comncast's barrel all the time. Unfortunately, there is no one pushing FIOS in the market I'm now inhabiting. Maybe I'll start missing my old 07xxx zip code and those property taxes!

 
At Monday, April 10, 2006 11:22:00 PM, Blogger lessgov said...

You have to remember that, in the mind of cable companies, degraded prices mean degraded services. And, of course, since they work hard to preserve their monopolies, that means degraded service for everybody else. The notion that increased competition entails worse customer service is laughable, IMHO. I suspect it is laughable IYHO as well.

 
At Sunday, May 21, 2006 9:22:00 AM, Blogger Timothy Karr said...

Readers of this comment thread should know that oldhats, lessgov and pkp646 are part of a tag-team of industry shills who invade blog comments on net neutrality and related issues and to argue against any government regulation of telephone comapnies. Other names who run with this crowd are John Rice, AJ Carey and Paulaner01. (Google any of these names in combination and you'll see how their game works).

By tag-teaming the blogs, this small handful of individuals gives the false impression of broad popular support for an industry-friendly position.

I'd like these people to tell us how it is that they appear together (usually one after the other) spouting identical industry talking points across the blogosphere.

What gives guys? Are you being paid to do this? And by whom?

 
At Tuesday, May 23, 2006 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Coherent Light said...

Hmmm...a quick Google does see to support Timothy's theory. Fortunately, all we have been discussing is allowing competition in the not so competitive broadband market. Which I strongly support.

Net neutrality is also on my top ten list of good things. Preemptive legislation would save a lot of time and hassle. Businesses will try to provide "tiered/priority" service because they can make more money that way. Anyone remember when a cable provider started blocking Skype traffic?

It isn't rocket science. Companies will try anything they can get away with to increase profits. Hell, that is what they are supposed to do in a capitalist society. It is the government's job to create legislation that protects citizens (like anti-trust laws for example).

Let's just go ahead and pass something so the telco/cable companies can stop wasting our time with this tiered service crap.

 

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