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Elderly Woman Who Never Used Computer Has Fastest Internet Connection In World
July 21, 2007 12:21 a.m. EST
Nidhi Sharma - AHN News Writer
Stockholm, Sweden (AHN) - A 75-year-old lady in Karlstad, central Sweden has become the first person to surf Internet at a whooping speed of 40 gigabits-per-second. Sigbritt Lothberg is equipped with what is thought to be the fastest consumer broadband connection in the world.

Karlstad city officials confirmed that Lothberg's fiber-optic connection in Karlstad is believed to be the fastest residential uplink in the world while the average speed of Internet connection in United Kingdom is 8 Mbps.

Lotherberg can download a high-definition DVD film on her home computer in two seconds. It is thousands times faster than most residential connections.

Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit worked with Lothberg's son, Peter, an Internet wizard to install the connection. They wanted to showcase a new router system and see how it works over long distance fibre networks.

AP quotes Peter Lothberg, who works at Cisco as saying, the new modulation technique will allow transfer of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between. "We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," he said.

Meanwhile, Peter also added that his mother Sigbritt Lothberg is "a brand new Internet user," who had not used a computer before.

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