New cheap fiber optic technology can transfer 8 Blu-Ray discs per second - 1.6 terabits/second

10/20/2013 - 00:00

If you thought there was no problem with internet bandwidth, consider that on a typical weeknight, Netflix-streamed videos alone consume almost a third of the bandwidth used in North America. And that’s without streaming Game of Thrones, which is available only on discs. Add to that the potential traffic of a half dozen Netflix wannabes and the burgeoning number of data-devouring mobile devices, and it quickly becomes clear that the ability to move more data faster is a requirement of life today, not an option for future generations.