25.6 Terabits Per Second

 - Mar 30, 2007   Updated: Apr 21 2011
References: prnewswire & gizmodo
Do you get frustrated with slow data transfer rates? Well, there's definitely hope. Alcatel/Lucent have broken the world record for data transferal by reaching speeds of of up to 25.6 terabits of data per second!

Implications - This remarkable feat was achieved through the use of just a single fiber strand, so it raises the possibility that the day might soon come where speeds that might seem unimaginable today are a common household occurrence. For those of you who remember how agonizingly slow dial-up internet was, this is a very exciting development indeed. In our brave new world of staggering new technological developments, it's breakthroughs like this that really standout as revolutionary.