Falling asleep at your computer waiting for torrents to download? Well, in five years, you may have another option. Kansei Electric Power Company, Japan's second-largest utility, says it has developed the technology to transmit a two-hour film in half a second. Kansei syas the process uses fibre-optic cables attached to "power-transmitting steel towers". At one terabit per second, the process is said to be more than 100 times faster than the fastest Internet data transmission methods currently in use. Kansei says it doesn't know how or when it will be able to offer the process for commercial use, but a company spokesman speculated that it may not be until 2010.