March 27, 2001
Select researchers taking a peek at faster Internet
Author: JT Smith
It seems that the bottleneck in true broadband is TCP. UniSci reports that researchers have discovered a flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol that prevents users from seeing more than 3Mbps throughput. Working on solution called Web100, "programmers are refining TCP software in the Linux operating system to automatically achieve the highest possible transfer rate." Full story at UniSci.