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#1 Crisp

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 20:33

Japanese provider launches 'world's fastest home broadband'

So-net is now offering 2Gb home broadband deals in Japan.

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A Japanese telecoms provider claims to have launched the world's fastest home broadband service.

So-net - the Sony-backed provider - is now offering Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband deals with headline speeds of 2Gb.

The service - only available in Japan - is priced at ¥4,980 (£33) per month, with broadband packages available on 24-month contracts.

So-net is currently waiving its ¥52,500 (£350) connection fee in a bid to generate interest within the consumer market.

Japan has extensive fibre broadband coverage, with many homes already benefitting from access to 1Gb FTTP broadband.

Relatively few UK homes and businesses have access to a full FTTP connection, with the majority of fibre broadband networks in Britain also using copper cabling.

Earlier this week, BT Strategy Director Sean Williams claimed that the costs of rolling out FTTP broadband across the country are economically prohibitive at present.


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#2 Storm

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:19

Wow...cheap too!

#3 68k

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:29

I wish we had this in Australia. Fiber has just started rolling out in a (very) limited number of areas, however it's not good value at all at present (30GB a month is about $50 AUD - with fiber speeds, one could use that in a day! 1TB plans are around $140 AUD, and that's on the slower "bronze" option (12/1 Mbps)).

I've seen Windows NT still in use in a few areas of our government. :s

#4 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:30

What the freak. I pay £21 a month for 6MB. I seriously hate this country.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 17:51

Are there any data caps, is the speed symmetrical, what is the guaranteed speed at any given time, if there is such a clause at all?
Also, what kind of hardware is used/needed for the computer?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 17:54

Where do I sign up ?! :woot:

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:12

Everyone has good Internet but me. :argh:

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:16

Everyone has good Internet but me. :argh:

I don't have that great of internet either :(

#9 astropheed

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:47

That's over 660x faster than my internet :( Stupid Australia.

#10 Motoko.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:01

I got 60mbps down and 32up, better than most

#11 AsherGZ

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:21

We get around 10Mb only for that price here! :/

#12 Shiranui

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:57

Indeed, the high quality and low cost of internet connectivity is one of the few things keeping my in this country. :)

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:14

Jesus Christ! That's the same amount of money I'm paying for 40mbit FTTC >.<

#14 panacea

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:21

Is that not faster then many harddrives can write at???

#15 majortom1981

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 16:23

Is that not faster then many harddrives can write at???


Don't you need something like a 10gig base t card to even get the speed from your equipment?