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An Australian student claims to have developed a new technology capable of delivering broadband speeds of up to 250Mbps over copper wire networks.

Dr John Papandriopoulos, who is studying for a PhD at Melbourne University, said he was able to achieve the speeds through using mathematic coding to cut the interference that slows down internet speeds.

Dr Papandriopoulos also told Image and Data Manager Online: "People have been trying to push up the speeds of broadband to as fast as possible by pushing the actual bandwidth limits.

"The underlying problem is really one of interference, in effect your neighbour is interfering with your speed".

Melbourne University has awarded Dr Papandriopoulos its Chancellor's Prize for Excellance in PhD for his work.

The technology is being patented in Australia and the US.

By way of comparison current typical internet speeds stand at between 1Mbps and 20Mbps.

Use our broadband speed test to find out the speed of your connection and compare potentially faster packages.

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