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    75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - She is a latecomer to the information superhighway, but 75-year-old Sigbritt Lothberg is now cruising the Internet with a dizzying speed.

    Lothberg's 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection in Karlstad is believed to be the fastest residential uplink in the world, Karlstad city officials said.

    In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer —many thousand times faster than most residential connections, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit.

    Jonsson and Lothberg's son, Peter, worked together to install the connection.

    The speed is reached using a new modulation technique that allows the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between, Jonsson said.

    "We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," he said.

    Peter Lothberg, who is a networking expert, said he wanted to demonstrate the new technology while providing a computer link for his mother.

    "She's a brand new Internet user," Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. "She didn't even have a computer before."

    His mother isn't exactly making the most of her high-speed connection. She only uses it to read Web-based newspapers.

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    Re: 75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    i need that connection!!!!

    Thanks josdin00

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    Re: 75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    Its not fair!!! I want super-fast internet, but apparently I can't get any better than the slow dial-up I have where I live.
    WE CAN BUILD ON THIS!!!

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    Re: 75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    freaking DSL sucks donkey butt. if i had that type of connection idea. id be a billionaire.. dont be surpised if u see her house blown up an then comcast comes out with that same speed connection or if bill gates beats him to the punch

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    Man, that kind of speed would be ridiculous!


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    lol, way to rub it in....mother uses if for reading newspapers.
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    Re: 75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "She's a brand new Internet user," Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. "She didn't even have a computer before.  And, she's already addicted to sapphicerotica.com and Danni's Hard Drive!"
    The internet is for porn!

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    Re: 75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer
    WTF?
    Her hard drive wouldn't even be fast enough to accept all that data that quick.
    Unless it loads all directly into RAM.

    Crap. And I thought my 5 gig up and down was fast...
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    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "She's a brand new Internet user," Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. "She didn't even have a computer before.
    And, she's already addicted to www.sapphicerotica.com and Danni's Hard Drive!"
    The internet is for porn!

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    I see granny likes the lesbians.

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    Re: 75-year-old likely set Internet speed record

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    "She's a brand new Internet user," Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. "She didn't even have a computer before.
    And, she's already addicted to sapphicerotica.com and Danni's Hard Drive!"
    The internet is for porn!
    I see granny likes the lesbians.
    She's Swedish, isn't she?

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