One of the big issues with working at home during the pandemic is the strain placed on internet infrastructures. Service providers are reporting that traffic volumes are much, much higher than The Before Times, resulting in slow upload/download speeds and outages. It can be especially bad if you live in a condo tower where one pipe serves the entire building.
Even when the workday is done and we want to watch Netflix in the evening, we can run into download and connectivity issues. It’s so frustrating.
The good news is that engineers continue to work on internet infrastructure that’s more robust and faster. MUCH faster.
Using new fibre optic technology, engineers in the UK and Japan have created an internet connection that runs at–wait for it–178 terabits per second.
That’s insanely fast. Fast enough to download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.
Read more on the tech at New Atlas.