Here’s an interesting story about new technology being developed to increase the speed at which data can travel over the Internet. Current experiments have seen speed increases thousands of times faster than current transmission speeds.
What it will mean for Web surfers is that data can be downloaded, streamed, or otherwise transferred faster. That of course makes the Internet even more useful as a communications tool, and opens up the opportunity for more people to experience the full multi-media capabilities of the Web, hopefully without any major infrastructure modifications.
Keep an eye on this one. It sounds like an advance we’ll be hearing more about.