Saturday, 27 October 2007

Damn the Cross Talk

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This is interesting.

A MELBOURNE PhD student has developed technology to make broadband internet up to 200 times faster without having to install expensive fibre optic cables.

Of course the problem with standard telephone cabling is crosstalk (nothing religious) so...

Dr Papandriopoulos' research, which took a year to complete, uses mathematic modelling to reduce the interference that slows down downloading.

So with standard telephone lines and DSL hardware they can achieve speeds of up to 250 megabits/sec. That sure beats my 15 megabits now.

10 gems of wisdom:

Tattooed & Atheist (T&A) said...

Sweet! 250?!? Amazing!

Protium said...

T&A. Dat's weally fast... Hey I like the new picture.

I was thinking about poor Fiery and her dialup.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

The government should be jumping all over this.

Tattooed & Atheist (T&A) said...

Yeah, I feel for her as well. You know it wasn't that long ago I was still using dialup, (4 years ago) but seems like eons now!

Fiery said...

LOL
awww you guys! Here I was reading this and drooling about the faster speed and contemplating a "woe is me" comment and now I don't even have to.

lol

You guys are the best!

OzAtheist said...

15M Protium, you utter bastard LOL.
I'm on 1 way satellite (28.8k dialup 256k Sat down), no thanks to Hel$tra.

I dream of ADSL, of any speed!

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Just to let you know, I am on 256k/64k, though that will change November 1st to 512/128k.

Fiery said...

i have connection envy BAD!!!

Harry Nads said...

We have Verizon Fios (fiber optic)in our area finally, so we get 15Mbps down/ 2Mbps up. I love it.

Poodles said...

Wow that fast would be great. I have comcast cable right now and it is fast, but wow. Oh and poor Fiery.