Internet2 Gets a 10x Boost
Until recently, the Internet2 had a theoretical limit of 10 gigabits per second, which is thousands of times faster than standard home broadband connections. By sending data using 10 different colors, or wavelengths, of light over a single cable, operators are boosting the network's capacity to 100 Gbps.
That means a high-quality version of the movie "The Matrix" could be sent in a few seconds rather than half a minute over the old Internet2 and several hours over a typical home broadband line.Quite honestly, in the U.S., it would be great to just to just get the 61Mbps speed of Japan. Of course, we wouldn't turn down this speed if offered.