40 Gbps world’s fastest broadband in central Sweden

The world’s fastest internet connection is in Sweden at 40 Gigabits per second connection – thousands of times faster than the average ADSL / DSL / Cable home Internet connection.

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

Broadband or Bandwidth problem – my DSL blues

You know it is pain to use 256kbps DSL with limited data-transfer option.
In India we don’t have bandwidth problem, so what’s holding back the Broadband in India? Elsewhere in the world fast broadband connection available at very reasonable prices.
First and most important lack of access to last mile connectivity. Private players don’t have last mile telephone network . Only government owned BSNL (or MTNL) has last mile network.
Cost of DSL/ADSL router/modem are also bit hight as compare to other countries.
Bandwidth itself is expensive for ISP. ISP purchase bandwidth from VSNL/BSNL in bulk and sales to end users. An E1 line from BSNL cost around 13 lacks/pa (INR. 13,00,000), DS-3 INR 10400000/pa etc. This is quite expensive as compare to other countries. Price was dropped by TRAI but VSNL claiming that the pricing hurts its business. So order sent back by to TRAI to consider VSNL’s concerns.
Today we use only 30% of bandwidth of the total capacity. Rest is not used and not given to end users like us.
I think both BSNL/MTNL should allow private ISP to use their vast last mile network, reduce prices. Private ISP should also move to latest technology such as WiMAX to provide last mile connectivity (still they can have fiber optic based backbone). And get fast broadband (minimum 1 Mbps) for all of us. Big market waiting for all ISPs. Hope private ISP and BSNL/MTNL/TRAI listing to me.

Till then it is Hakuna Matata!