40 Gbps world’s fastest broadband in central Sweden

According to this article:

A 75 year old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been thrust into the IT history books – with the world’s fastest internet connection.

Sigbritt Löthberg’s home has been supplied with a blistering 40 Gigabits per second connection, many thousands of times faster than the average residential link and the first time ever that a home user has experienced such a high speed.

But Sigbritt, who had never had a computer until now, is no ordinary 75 year old. She is the mother of Swedish internet legend Peter Löthberg who, along with Karlstad Stadsnät, the local council’s network arm, has arranged the connection.

People in India still struggling to get 256k connection.

Sigbritt, 75, has world’s fastest broadband

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13 comments… add one
  • Shaunak Jul 23, 2008, 9:58 pm

    It’s a shame that businesses in India also have a slow 256kbps connection and that too most of the time is not optimal or goes down! hats off to Sweden!!

  • instinct Mar 16, 2009, 3:07 pm

    guddd to say but this 256 kb is quite a bad picture and old one too… we r having 1 gbps internet bandwidth in our college (IITK) and speed in mbps is quite normal in india even in small towns courtesy to BSNL and AIRTEL.

  • Himanshu Patel from Palanpur Apr 8, 2009, 7:57 pm

    Don’t worry…..
    Airtel has launched 16 MBPS plan as on 6 april 2009 as well reliance has also launched 3.1 MBPS and its really good in surfing and downloading as it has 500 to 600 KBPS bandwidth speed.
    Moreover BSNL already providing 8 MBPS plan to all customers…..

    wait for the 100 MBPS or T1 line to be launched in india……………….


  • codza Apr 9, 2009, 7:28 am

    how do i set up such a connection in zimbabwe
    what steps are involved and how much does it cost to set up such a connection for a university

  • vajrakumar May 27, 2009, 4:31 am

    hi “Himanshu Patel from Palanpur”
    i appreciate ur comment u r a real indian
    for any country to setup any big thing it takes time.. within 2 years every one will be surfing internet with 2mbps speed do not worry guys

  • Akshun Jul 16, 2009, 7:58 pm

    Sweden shiift ho jaye ?

  • MaxO Jan 14, 2010, 10:51 am

    dude, u r in IIT.. and everyone doesnt get into IIT(i want to though).
    and lets see if u r gonna get that speed after u pass out!!

  • deepak Feb 26, 2010, 7:32 am

    hey itz not the iit only here in we 24 mbps connection already and in home i have 512kbps one,practically giving 450 kbps round the clock so india i s really moving ahead

  • SHAVIT Mar 20, 2010, 8:02 am

    add JAPAN also in the list.in Japan av. person have speed above 100 mbit/s

  • SHAVIT Mar 20, 2010, 8:07 am

    there are so many testing is taking by indian govt. The testing of fibre optic wire 2 had been succesfull by BSNL. NDPL (North Delhi Power LIM.) is also testing to internet at Mhz frequency which would probably give speeds above 55mbit/s.
    Its take time to setup . As no one can grow instantly !

  • av Jun 28, 2010, 2:15 pm

    guys dont know when INDIA gonna fast speed internet , i feel ashamed , when we say that we r good in everything , softwares are produced here in INDIA , but what facilities we getting , crapp… i am living in the mid east , check here , amazing connection speeding on my com 200mbps

  • Youngisthani Dec 6, 2010, 5:56 pm

    No no we r developed country……it does’nt matter that citizens can’t access basic internet. DIRTY indian people…cows shitting everywhere….muslims increasing population so what! .WE R A DEVELOPED AND THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!! WTF!

    this all are the reason why all developed high class people are leaving india and going western countries and developing them…Soon India will become Eastern Pakistan…WOW!

  • Kushagra Mittal Nov 10, 2011, 8:23 pm

    1 GBPS in IIT (Whether Bombay or Kanpur) is for internal data transfer. When I passed out in 2009 after spending 5 years, IIT Bombay had raised its bandwidth from 12 mbps to 104mbps (lan from 100 mbps to 1 gbps). Download speed often ranged from 30-50kB/s to 200-300kB/s. I think one reason for poor speed was that youtube etc. were allowed and 30-40% of people used tunnels. Even if u take that into account, u are nowhere close to 1gbps = 125Mb/s

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