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John on April 2, 2008 at 11:01 am

This sounds promising:

Whereas a PC can now stream two simultaneous video channels, on a dynamic-circuit network it could send 4,000 channels at once. Downloading a high-definition movie over a cable Internet connection of 4.5 megabytes per second would take about three hours. Over a 10-gigabit-per-second dynamic-circuit network, the same movie would download in five seconds.

Not everyone agrees of course:

But some experts aren’t convinced that the Internet needs a new method of sending data. Recent progress in making “packet switching” software more efficient, as well as better optical fiber and faster servers and routers, have convinced them that the old ways work just fine.

Personally, I don’t care how it’s done, just speed this tortoise up!

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