Sigbritt Lothberg is a 75-year-old woman from Sweden who recently got a computer. Lothberg, however, has Internet capabilities the average user couldn't even dream of: she has what is believed to be the fastest residential connection on the planet.
The woman's speedy fiber optic connection--40 gigabits per second--was set up by her son Peter, a network expert, with help from the head of the Karlstad city network unit, Hafsteinn Jonsson, according to the Associated Press. Jonsson's rationale? "We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," Jonsson said.
Although Lothberg could potentially do things like download thousands of movies a day with her speedy connection (the connection allows movies to be downloaded in fewer than two seconds), her interests lie in the simple, oft-overlooked pleasures: reading publications available online. She'll just take her daily dose of The New York Times online edition, thank you.