The days of slower broadband internet might be over. According to The National Broadband Network, trials show that their newest technology is as much as 10 times faster than the government’s preferred technology. The potential speed it can deliver is a gigabit of speed, which breaks down to 1000 MBs per second.
Currently, copper based fiber optic lines can only reach a maximum of 100 MBs per second max. This means that the potential for faster and more dependable internet speeds is in the near future. In fact, over the next few years, the speed of the internet is expected to rise as internet providers continue to create faster networks. On the horizon, there are plans to further perfect and roll out technology that will reach 10 Gigabits per second, but that is still considered to be a very distant event.
What is perhaps most shocking is the internet speeds of the world. Places like Australia have an average speed of 39 MB/s, and an average peak of 57.3. Singapore has the highest average peak of 135.4 MB/s.
One thing is for certain, regardless of the speeds that countries we can make an effort to do more to improve the connectivity of things. As it stands, the average connection of the world is only 5.1 MB/s and the average peak speed is only 32.2. As new technology is unveiled, we can anticipate those numbers continue to rise. Eventually, the numbers will go up with places like China, the United States, Singapore, and Australia at the top of list in terms of speed and reliability. With that, there will be a new world of possibilities available to those who want to utilize the internet as a form of entertainment, and for those who use it to expand their knowledge.