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Amazon’s Snowmobile Is Actually a Truck Hauling A Huge Hard Drive

Dec 04, 2016 at 06:43 AM CST

AMAZON HAS A new service that makes Google Fiber seem slow. And it rides on 18 wheels.

Yes, today’s speediest internet connections make it faster to download movies than to go to the store and buy them. But downloading or uploading truly large amounts of data can still take days, months, or even years—think a film studio’s entire video archives or the satellite imagery collections of government agencies.