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Fri 06/06/03 at 10:34
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Our radio station said that a company in America has invented a new form of broadband. This new technology is even faster. You can download a movie in about 5 mins!

Still, like with the roll out of the existing broadband, if you live in a small town, etc, you will have to wait about 50 years to get it - if ever.
Fri 06/06/03 at 17:58
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The Japanese have 100 megabit connections.

THat's 300 megs every minute at full speed download. Roughly.
Fri 06/06/03 at 16:06
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And donít forget that you'd still need a source that could upload at such a high speed to be able to use it.
Fri 06/06/03 at 15:14
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not to be a computing nerd (or complete idiot) but wouldn't a buffer take care of downloading at that speed....so having plenty of RAM would solve the problem.....

....? !
Fri 06/06/03 at 14:59
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The fact that you'd need a stupidly fast HD to be able to download 1 gig of data in that time kinda limits it though.
Fri 06/06/03 at 10:39
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Old hat, fella. Old hat. On the BBC website a couple of months ago, there was a story about a bunch of techs who'd transferred a shed load of info...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2822333.stm
Fri 06/06/03 at 10:34
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Our radio station said that a company in America has invented a new form of broadband. This new technology is even faster. You can download a movie in about 5 mins!

Still, like with the roll out of the existing broadband, if you live in a small town, etc, you will have to wait about 50 years to get it - if ever.

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