“A 75-year-old woman from Karlstad in central Sweden has been thrust into the IT history books – with the world’s fastest internet connection,” The Local reports.
“Sigbritt Löthberg’s home has been supplied with a blistering 40 Gigabits per second connection, many thousands of times faster than the average residential link and the first time ever that a home user has experienced such a high speed,” The Local reports. “But Sigbritt, who had never had a computer until now, is no ordinary 75 year old. She is the mother of Swedish internet legend Peter Löthberg who, along with Karlstad Stadsnät, the local council’s network arm, has arranged the connection.”
“‘This is more than just a demonstration,’ said network boss Hafsteinn Jonsson. ‘As a network owner we’re trying to persuade internet operators to invest in faster connections.'”
“Sigbritt will now be able to enjoy 1,500 high definition HDTV channels simultaneously. Or, if there is nothing worth watching there, she will be able to download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds,” The Local reports. “Cisco contributed to the project but the point, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, is that fibre technology makes such high speed connections technically and commercially viable. ‘The most difficult part of the whole project was installing Windows on Sigbritt’s PC,’ said Jonsson.”
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MacDailyNews Take: You’d think an “internet legend” would use a real OS for his mom, wouldn’t you? Sheesh. It’s not like she has years of Windows’ bad habits ingrained. For her first computer, give poor Sigbritt a Macintosh running Mac OS X, the operating system whose forerunner, NEXTSTEP, was used to invent the World Wide Web! On the bright side, with Windows in “action,” at least Sigbritt won’t have to wait: she can set a world record by getting pwned in a millisecond.