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Friday, June 27, 2014

Private government network has speeds up to 100x faster than Google Fiber

A U.S. based shadow network called the ESnet, used by scientists at NASA and the like, is pushing real world, cross-country data speeds up to 91Gbps. That is about 100X faster that Google Fiber, which itself is about 100X faster than typical 'Broadband' speeds to most homes.

Over on Android Authority, I explain a bit about how this network operates, who gets to use it, how it compares to other high-speed networks and more. There is also some great ideas in the comments on what one could use these speeds for. Some intelligent stuff in there, some junk too.


I won't bore you with the details here, let me just ask, what would you do with internet fast enough to upload your entire hard drive to a hacker in a matter of seconds? Wow, wrong example. I meant to say, what would you do with internet fast enough to upload your hard drive to a secure cloud storage backup solution? Ooops.

Seriously though, if we could get these sorts of speeds in our homes and on our phones, it would make cloud computing a completely viable solution, what do you think?