Sigbritt Löthberg of Karstad has never had a internet connection before, but she just happens to be the mother of Peter Löthberg, an internationally renowned expert in optical networks who works for Cisco, and who developed a new modulation technique with which data can be transferred directly between routers up to
To test the system he arranged to hook-up his mother through the local council's network.
So after nine months with the ability to download a full high definition DVD in just two seconds or access to 1,500 high definition HDTV channels simultaneously, how has Sigbritt's life changed?
Not much, she found a novel use for her high-speed equipment by turning the world's fastest internet connection into a tumble dryer.
Sigbritt Löthberg used her blistering home network for more mundane tasks. "She mostly used it to dry her laundry," Hafsteinn Jonsson, a spokesperon for fibre network operator Karlstad Stadsnät told Swedish website The Local. "It was a big bit of gear and it got pretty warm."
"We're considering giving her a 100 gigabits per second connection in the summer. Then she'll be able to dry all her neighbours' laundry too."