A team of engineers at the University College London have developed new technologies based on the existing fiber optics network of cables to achieve a record breaking speed of 178Tbps.
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California's Irvine and San Diego plus Louisville, Kentucky are being "explored" as three new candidate cities for Google Fiber, the highly popular 1Gbps broadband network.
Virgin claims it's the UK's biggest broadband investment in a decade, expanding its fibre optic network to another four million homes and businesses by 2020, as well as creating 6,000 new jobs.
The rural areas of Ireland will soon have access to fiber optic internet within the next four years with the recently signed plan to deploy the service throughout the country.