Intel Trying to Break Speed Limit with Fiber-Optic Cables
It's also just the beginning. If all goes to plan, consumers can expect Light Peak to initially deliver data speeds of 10 gigabits per second, with plans to ramp up the speed so fast that you'd eventually be able to transfer the above-mentioned Blu-ray flick in only three seconds.
"Ten gigabits per second is pretty fast," said Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates. "Most people are happy with a few megabits. People can run a whole corporation on 10 gigabits."
"Our goal and expectation is that it's the beginning of a new generation [of cable connections]," said Jason Ziller, an Intel director working on the concept.
See here to keep an eye on Light Peak's development.