Engineers from Monash University, Swinburne University, and RMIT in Australia put to the test a tiny device called a micro-comb that could one day replace existing internet infrastructure. Experts believe that this device can hit new crazy highs of download speeds that can give millions of people enough data even during the busiest periods.

The engineers' test showed that the device has data rates of 44.2 terabits per second, all emitted from a single light source. This concept was already invented ten years ago, but it is only appreciated now as a way to slim down and speed up the technology being used for the internet because of the rising pressure on the data highways.

David Moss, Director of the Optical Sciences Centre at Swinburne University, said: "This work represents a world-record for bandwidth down a single optical fiber from a single chip source, and represents an enormous breakthrough for part of the network which does the heaviest lifting."

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