An internet connection so fast it will allow whole movies to be downloaded in just five seconds could soon be a reality.

Scientists in the US have developed a system called Fast TCP that promises to be 6,000 times faster than today’s broadband links.

A key feature of Fast TCP is that it could run on the normal Internet infrastructure.

New Scientist magazine said Low compared the way the internet works now to driving a car while looking only 10 metres ahead.
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