Korea to get 1gbps broadband speeds

Now when visiting Korea, you can enjoy downloading a full-feature 120 minutes length movie in around 12 seconds, as long as you are visiting after 2012, Far East Gizmos reports.

Of course, the 1gbps speeds are only available via a wired connection, but wireless connections will be able to get up to 10mbps. The aim of the improvement of the broadband infrastructure is to give users access to streaming, seamless access to high-quality IPTV services. The Korean government is investing W34 trillion into the proposed upgrade, or around $720,526,406 USD.

The super-speed broadband will be available in most, if not all, large cities but Koreans in rural towns can still get speeds of up to 50mbps to 100mbps, allowing them to still enjoy streaming media without any issues.

This improvement may lead to other countries catching on, and bulking up internet speeds also.

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