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With a speed of 178 Tbps, fastest internet in the world can download everything on Netflix in one second

178 Tbps speeds can download everything on Netflix in just one second. But don't get excited, speeds like these are not going to be made commercially available any time soon. 

So what can you do with 178 Tbps speed? You can download EVERYTHING on Netflix, and we mean literally everything, in just one second.
So what can you do with 178 Tbps speed? You can download EVERYTHING on Netflix, and we mean literally everything, in just one second. (Pixabay)

If you thought your internet speeds were bad or too slow let us tell you about the fastest internet in the world to make you feel worse. Researchers at University College London have set a new world record for the fastest internet in the world at 178 terabits per second (Tbps). That’s 178,000 Gbps.

For reference, the minimum internet speed in India is 2 Mbps.

The project was conducted by Dr Lidia Galdino from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Xtera and Kiddi Research.

Earlier, there were reports of the fastest internet speeds in Australia which were recorded at 44.2 Tbps. This new speed is almost four times faster.

So what can you do with 178 Tbps speed? You can download EVERYTHING on Netflix, and we mean literally everything, in just one second.

To tap into such insane speeds, UCL researchers applied higher range of wavelengths instead of the standard optic fibre optics and used newer amplified technology to boost the signal farther while amplifying it.

The current normal infrastructure that’s in place for the internet we use, uses a bandwidth of 4.5THz. A new 9THz commercial bandwidth has just shown up in some markets. This super-fast internet uses a 16.8THz bandwidth to get that 128Tbps speed.

With speeds like this, one can only assume that all of it is a rather expensive process? Apparently not. According to UCL, upgrading these amplifiers costs only a fraction of what it costs to install fibre optic cables.

However, all of this is experimental and this technology is not going to be put to commercial use any time soon, so don’t get excited.