This 44.2Tbps internet connection is 1 million times faster than yours

Australian researchers develop internet connection capable of insane speeds of 44.2 terabits per second.

Published Sat, May 23 2020 12:27 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:43 AM CST

No matter where you are, no matter who you are, no matter how much money you've got -- you do not have an internet connection anywhere near this good.

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Australian researchers have developed a new internet connection that is capable of driving up to a truly mind-boggling 44.2 Tbps, or 44 terabits per second. This is around 1 million times faster than the average American's internet speed, which is around 50Mbps. 1 million times faster, just let that sink in.

How is it done? Through using an optical device known as as "microcomb" that replaces the traditional 80 lasers or so found inside of modern telecom equipment. explains a microcomb as it: "generates very sharp and equidistant frequency lines in a tiny microphotonic chip".

Better yet, these crazy new speeds are compatible with existing fiber optic installations -- this means that internet infrastructure shouldn't need to be upgraded in order to reach somewhere near those crazy 44Tbps speeds.

Bill Corcoran of Monash University explains: "What our research demonstrates is the ability for fibers that we already have in the be the backbone of communications networks now and in the future".

You can read more about the 44 Tbps internet connection here -- in a paper published on Nature called "Ultra-dense optical data transmission over standard fibre with a single chip source".

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