75-year old Swedish woman gets 40Gbps Internet connection

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 18 2007 @ 05:25 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Slashdot reports about a 75-year old woman living in Karlstad, Sweden who now has a 40Gbps Internet connection - a new world record.
Sigbritt Löthberg is the mother of Swedish internet guru Peter Löthberg, who is using his mother to prove that fiber networks can deliver a cost-effective, ultra-fast connection. Sigbritt, who has never owned a computer before, can now watch 1,500 HDTV channels simultaneously or download a whole high definition DVD in two seconds. Apparently 'the hardest part of the whole project was installing Windows on Sigbritt's PC.'"

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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