Sunday, 5 April 2009

World's fastest consumer broadband

The New York Times is reporting that the fastest consumer broadband connection in the world at the moment is Liberty's J:Com service in Japan. At 160mbps, the speed is no doubt blistering. At $20 for the upgrade to pass each home, it is cheap, too.

I am not convinced that the prices are not subsidised by the Japanese government, but the NYT article makes a point that one of the reasons blistering Net speeds are not available in the US is that it may impact upon the cable providers' subscription TV services.

It will be interesting to find out the details of Australia's NBN and whether similar technology will be available here.

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