Scientists Break Internet Speed Record

Imagine having the ability to send the entire contents of your hard drive across the state in a matter of seconds – that would be pretty sweet right? Well, it’s now possible to do just that.

Researchers broke the internet speed record when they were able to transfer data at a staggering 186 gigabits per second. In case you’re wondering – that’s really fast. That’s the equivalent of downloading a full movie almost instantaneously, or sending 100,000 Blu-Ray disks in less than a day.

This new record beats the last record from 2009 by 67 gigabits. The test was conducted in November and it involved sending data between the University of Victoria and the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This new ability is going to lay the building blocks for faster ways of transferring large quantities of data around the world.  Read More at the Global Post