World’s Fastest Internet Speed Can Download Whole Netflix In 1 Second

Noble Horvath

The researchers in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second.

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Scientists in the UK claim they have achieved the world’s fastest internet data transmission rate, a speed which would make it possible to download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second — five times faster than the previous record.

The record, described in a research paper published in the journal IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, is double the capacity of any system currently deployed in the world.

It was achieved by transmitting data through a much wider range of colours of light, or wavelengths, than is typically used in optical fibre, the researchers said.

They combined different amplifier technologies needed to boost the signal power over this wider bandwidth and maximised speed by

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World’s fastest internet can download entire library of Netflix in less than a second; can you guess the speed?

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While currently, a limited spectrum bandwidth of 4.5THz, or recently, 9THz, are used commercially, the researchers used a bandwidth of 16.8THz. Image: Reuters

Fastest data transmission: A team of researchers from University College London (UCL), led by Dr Lidia Galdino, worked with two companies, and together they broke the world record for the fastest internet speed. They reached a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second, which translates to the transmission rate of 178 million megabits in a second. According to a statement by UCL, at this speed, it would be possible to download the entire library of Netflix in less than a second.

The statement added that the record was double the capacity of any system currently being used in the world. The data transmission was done using a range of colours of light or wavelengths that is much wider than that is used in optical fibre. While

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Internet watchdog warns on live broadcast of terror attacks online

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Behind the outsized online presence of the global social media giants sits a counter-terrorism agency that is forging a fightback against the spread of extremism.

Eighteen months after the attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was broadcast live online by the gunman, few doubt the challenge a similar episode would pose for the major social media companies.

For Nicholas Rasmussen, executive director of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, the shock waves from Christchurch still haunt those who police online content.

“Christchurch could certainly happen today but I think what could happen today would be you would get a co-ordinated, cohesive response that would narrow the window, not maybe to zero or five seconds, but would narrow the amount of time that awful content would be available to a global audience on mainstream platforms,” he told The National.

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen believes the Christchurch attack being live-streamed to a global audience has acted as an accelerant on his work. AFP
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen believes
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6-month-old baby goes water-skiing in Utah in viral video. Internet is divided

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a person riding on the back of a boat in a body of water: Image posted on the Instagram account of Rich Casey Humpherys.


Image posted on the Instagram account of Rich Casey Humpherys.

Rich Casey Humpherys, a six-month-old baby boy from the US state of Utah, broke a world record last week as he became the youngest water skier in the world. However, a section of the internet isn’t quite pleased about it and censured the child’s parents online for allowing him to participate in such a “dangerous act”.

A picture and a video of Rich water-skiing were posted on Instagram by his parents Casey and Mindi Humpherys with the caption, “I went water skiing for my 6 month birthday. Apparently that’s a big deal #worldrecord.”

In the clip, Rich wore a life-jacket and held onto a bar-topped board as he was pulled across Lake Powell by another vessel. His father stationed himself on another boat and watched over Rich as the child did water-skiing.

Watch the video here:

Rich’s story as well

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Internet users across the world report problems accessing websites

Noble Horvath

Internet users across the world have reported connection problems in what seems to be a major global outage. 

Website Down Detector, which tracks the status of websites, reveals a spike in outages across several sites and online services – including eBay, Twitter, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. 

Generally speaking, the issues were being reported between 11am and 2pm. 

On ThousandEyes.com, which tracks outages worldwide, a significant spike was reported shortly before midday, with affected regions including the United States, Brasil, Britain, France, and Japan.  

Web performance and security giant Cloudflare reported that they were aware of, and investigating an issue which potentially impacted ‘multiple customers’.

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World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

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CRTC says you’re getting the internet speeds you’re paying for

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Canadians are receiving higher-than-advertised internet speeds from major internet service providers (ISPs), found the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

The report concluded that major ISPs in Canada either met or exceeded their maximum advertised download and upload speeds, with most providing excellent latency and packet drops below 0.15 per cent.

Between Oct. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2019, the CRTC gathered results from voluntary participating ISPs including Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, Bell MTS, Cogeco, Northwestel, Rogers, Shaw, Telus and Vidéotron.

The speeds are measured using a “Whitebox” in the users’ homes, directly next to the router. The device, built by U.K. broadband performance analyst company SamKnows, periodically performs tests that measure connection quality, latency, upload and download speeds. Because the measurements are taken directly against the router, the results more accurately reflect the quality of service being fed into homes.

All in all, 3,255 Whiteboxes were deployed, out of

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All K-12 students in need have access to TELUS high speed internet for only $9.95 per month

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In partnership with local school boards and educators, TELUS helps ensure all K-12 students in B.C. and Alberta have access to high speed internet to support virtual learning throughout what will be an unconventional school year

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Even though it’s still early September, the 2020-2021 school year is shaping up to be the most unusual to date. No matter what may happen, students are learning and studying online more than ever before, and TELUS is stepping up to help students and families in need across B.C. and Alberta stay connected by giving them access to high speed internet at home. The TELUS Internet for Good program provides high speed broadband internet for only $9.95 per month. Previously, eligibility for the program was limited to families that were receiving the maximum Child Care Benefit from the federal government. However, in April, TELUS partnered

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Slow internet plagues regional artists, as art world moves online during COVID-19 lockdown

Noble Horvath

When COVID-19 altered the known landscape, regional artists found themselves in uncharted territory that required some seriously creative navigating.

Suddenly, every gallery, music venue and dance studio was closed, and every writers’ festival was cancelled or postponed.

Artists of all ilks were unable to collaborate with their peers, network professionally, and — worst of all — reach their audiences.

Like many authors and book illustrators, Victoria-based Shelley Knoll-Miller did most of her professional networking at writers’ festivals and literary conferences.

“When the first lockdown occurred, I had several conferences lined up and book visits lined up as well, and then suddenly, that was just kiboshed,” Ms Knoll-Miller said.

Over the past five months, artists around Australia have partially solved these problems by harnessing the connective powers of the internet, and developing creative ways of making and sharing art.

But many of Victoria’s regional artists — including Ms Knoll-Miller who lives

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Popular apps banned, People in India back to the “primitive era” of the Internet

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 10, 2020 / After getting used to the ease and convenience brought by mobile Internet apps such as Tik Tok, WeChat, APUS Browser, and CUT CUT, and so on. Recently, many young people in India have returned to the “primitive era” of the Internet with the order of Government of India banning the use of Chinese apps in the country.

A future hard to take on for young people in India without the Chinese apps

The Government of India banned more 118 Chinese apps in the country, describing them as “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India.” Even “PUBG” and CUT CUT were among the list. This has triggered a strong backlash among young people in India.

It is particularly difficult for young people to accept the timing and purpose of the ban, reported the Indian media Gadget360: The schools have been closed

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