A 75-year-old woman in Karlstad, central Sweden is said to have the fastest Internet connection in the world, 40 Gigabits per second, able to download a full length movie in just two seconds.
Sigbritt Lothbergâ€™s Internet connection is a fiber optic setup installed by his son Peter whoâ€™s a networking expert with the help of the Karlstad City network unit.
â€œWe wanted to show that there are no limitations to Internet speed,â€ says Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad StadsnÃ¤t. He said the speed is reached using a new modulation technique which allows data to be transferred directly between two routers up to 2,000 kilometres apart, with no intermediary transponders.
Peterâ€™s mother, new to computers and the Web, uses her connection only to read Web-based newspapers.
[Site: Karlstad StadsnÃ¤t]