Japan Breaks World Record For The Fastest Internet on Earth

Slow connectivity that causes buffering during movies or delays in submitting assignments might soon be a thing of the past.

An international team in Japan has set a new record for the fastest internet speed, achieving a staggering 402 terabits per second (Tb/s).

This new milestone was accomplished by researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). 

Faster Than Blink of An Eye

To put this into perspective, the average U.S. broadband speed is around 226 megabits per second (Mbps), making the new record over 1.5 million times faster.

For example, downloading a 170-gigabyte video game like “Call of Duty: Vanguard” would take just 3 milliseconds with a speed of 402 Tb/s — faster than the blink of an eye.

This breakthrough means you could theoretically download 12,500 high-quality Netflix films in under a second on your smartphones and laptops.

This record-setting speed is nearly 1.6 million times faster than the average U.S. broadband speed, which is ranked sixth globally.

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