75-Year-Old Woman Hooks Up To 40Gbps Fiber

You know the old saying, "youth is wasted on the young"? Well I think I've come up with a new one. "Technology is wasted on the elderly." While that's not always the case, it perfectly describes this story of a 75-year-old woman with the fastest internet connection in the world.

Why on earth would 75-year-old Sigbritt Löthberg  need a 40Gbps connection? Well she wouldn't, in fact most people wouldn't even begin to use a fraction of it. However, this woman can now watch 1,500 HDTV channels simultaneously, or download an entire HD movie in a matter of seconds.

The reason that this particular woman scored the sweet connection is that her son is Swedish internet Guru Peter Löthberg. He decided to use his mother, who has never even owned a computer, as proof that such high-speed connections over a fiber line can be both cost-effective and simple. Funny enough, he cited that the most difficult part of the process was installing Windows on her computer. I highly doubt that, as training her on how to run Windows will likely turn out to be no small task.

World's Fastest Broadband Connection — 40 Gbps [via slashdot]