Towards a Speed of Light Internet

  title={Towards a Speed of Light Internet},
  author={Ankit Singla and Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran and Brighten Godfrey and Bruce M. Maggs},
In principle, a network can transfer data at nearly the speed of light. Today’s Internet, however, is much slower: our measurements show that latencies are typically more than one, and often more than two orders of magnitude larger than the lower bound implied by the speed of light. Closing this gap would not only add value to today’s Internet applications, but might also open the door to exciting new applications. Thus, we propose a grand challenge for the networking research community… CONTINUE READING