A new invention could speed ADSL connections as much as 100 times, and could be commercially available within three years. 

The invention, an algorithm developed by Australian researcher Dr John Papandriopoulos, could help ADSL connections run at up to 100Mbps, as opposed to their current realistic ceiling of about 20Mbps.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the University of Melbourne research fellow is moving to Silicon Valley to help commercialise the algorithm, which reduces the electromagnetic interference that is responsible for slowing ADSL connections.
Dr Papandriopoulos is assigning the intellectual property in the algorithm to Melbourne University, and will receive royalties from licensing agreements to DSL equipment vendors.