Do you know NASA’s Internet connection is 15,000 times faster than yours? Yes its 15,000 times, the speed of NASA’s shadow network is 91 gigabits per second, or 91,000 megabits per second or 91 GBPS. For comparison, the average broadband connection speed in the U.S. is 6.6 MBPS and average speed in India is 2 MBPS.
What’s shadow network? It’s just like the Internet, but only connects a few research facilities and organizations around the world. It is also called Energy Science Network, or ESnet which shares huge data files from science experiments around the globe.
These are specially meant for top experimental use, this speed can handle anything that you throw at it. When using at this speed you will forget the term called buffering or loading. An HD movie will be downloaded less than a second when you click it.
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