"Gigabit routers are supposed to provide Gigabit speed across a home or corporate network. It'll never happen. Gb speeds are theoretical and will never happen in the real world"
sooo... no offense but, is this in the same world that was at 28.8kbps dial-up around 1995, 56kbps around 1997, and now on average around 5mbps using current available broadband options?
Not to mention that is in the US, which is noted to be in the top 29 "worst" broadband speed countries? While at the same time japanese citizens enjoy their 160mbps home connections.
People might have said that was impossible in 1993.
The point is, it's incredibly narrow-minded and naive to think that it will "never happen". Maybe due to digital mathematics it won't happen on a "Gigabit" standard but it will happen none the less, even if it's on a Tb connection. Then again the way Apple recently changed their formatting of their file structures to accurately represent the available space (a 160GB HDD now reads around 159.99GB under Snow Leopard, as opposed to the former approx 142GB).
Just keep in mind technology has not plateaued and we will continue to make monumental strides within the industry.