How fast will internet be in 10 years?

Posted at 6:26 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 18:26:06-05

If your phone gets slow at times or your tablet takes awhile to buffer videos, Professor in Electrical Engineering at the University at Buffalo, Josep Jornet, says in ten years those worries will be a thing of the past. 

“We’re talking about downloading the content of a blue ray disc in less than a second," Jornet says. “We’re making devices that the naked eye cannot even see. Of course we put them inside a cellphone because you want a big screen, but if you don’t want a screen your cellphone could be thinner than your hair.”

Most current phones access the internet through 4G LTE, Jornet and his colleagues are already exploring the possibility of 6G. He says 6G's capabilities will be up to 10,000 times faster than current internet access speeds. 

“It’s allowing us to achieve higher data rates, fast connections not just int he traditional devices like cellphones or laptops but in devices we don’t even envision yet," Jornet says.

Jornet does research in Davis Hall on the University at Buffalo's campus, home to the only Federal Communication Commission's licensed facility in the United States to perform research on terahertz frequency. That is the frequency in which devices will run off of 6G. 

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