TECHNOLOGY STATISTIC OF THE MONTH

3rd Generation fiber optics has been recently tested by both NEC and Alcatel that pushes 10 trillion bits per second down one strand on fiber (that's 1,900 CDs or 150 million simultaneous phone calls every second.) This is currently tripling about every 6 months and is expected to do so for at least the next 20 years. The fiber is already there. They're just improving the switches on the ends, which means the marginal cost of these improvements is effectively $0.