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South Korea gets Gigabit Broadband for £20 per month

Thanks to Malcolm Corbett at INCA [www.inca.coop] for this little gem. Looks like we’re well on the way to having the best in the world by 2015 (not!). Also great to find obscure websites like this “Advanced Television” one which is packed full of useful info.

By the end of 2012, South Korea intends to connect every home in the country to the Internet at one gigabit per second. That would be a tenfold increase from what is already the fastest in the world and more than 200 times as fast as the average household set-up in the US. A pilot gigabit project initiated by the government is under way, with 5,000 households in five South Korean cities wired. Each customer pays about 30,000 won a month, or less than $27.

[source: http://www.advanced-television.tv/index.php/2011/02/22/s-korea-goes-for-1gb/ ]

Posted on: March 7, 2011.