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  • 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

    This just popped up on Gizmodo:

    1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan on October 1

    Worst part is the price: $56 month


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  • #2
    Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

    OHWWHEWRWERWE

    We pay 55$ for our Broadband! BAH!
    Skud


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    • #3
      Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

      I pay that much for tin cans and string. At least, I think that's what I have, given the quality of my Comcraptic (TM) connection. Regular disconnects and stalls.
      Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

      snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

      Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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        Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

        Roflcopter...tin cans and string. :p

        Just wait for it to trickle down to the U.S. Japan is a pretty small country by comparison (and the population ration per square mile is higher) and is pretty high tech as far as countries go, so I'm not surprised they have 1 gbit/s fiber optic connections for consumers.
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        • #5
          Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

          and Canada is still a **** hole for internet...

          C'MON !!!

          Damnit Blizzard, fix ZvT already >.<
          In Soviet Russian, Arma admins are nice to you!

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          • #6
            Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

            Canada's in about the same boat the U.S. is in. :p
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            • #7
              Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

              It's going to bring up the whole argument of "well the USA is a zillion times larger and far less dense than Japan, therefore blah blah blah".

              It's a combination of geography, and the companies who source the intertubes connections here, and all the politics and greed involved. End of story. :)
              "But way back where I come from, we never mean to bother. We don't like to make our passions other peoples' concern." -Dar Williams
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              • #8
                Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                Originally posted by Spulat View Post
                It's going to bring up the whole argument of "well the USA is a zillion times larger and far less dense than Japan, therefore blah blah blah".

                It's a combination of geography, and the companies who source the intertubes connections here, and all the politics and greed involved. End of story. :)
                I basically pointed to that in my first reply. :) Glad to see someone else sees it and acknowledges it.

                Although, I think it's bound to happen, just that it will expand outward from coastal cities and from there it will hit other major cities more inland, then spread out to more rural areas.


                The 1 gbit/s line brings up another point (referring back to the streaming HD content thread), if and when most countries have this line to consumers, HD streaming becomes a real possibility. Unfortunately, by the time that happens, it might already by a old standard.
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                  Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                  I want Speakeasy over fiber. I'm betting most fiber ISPs will have a bonehead ToS that prevents one from running a server and discourages use of an alternate OS (like Linux). Speakeasy is friendly to both of these.
                  Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

                  snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

                  Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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                  • #10
                    Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                    Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                    Canada's in about the same boat the U.S. is in. :p
                    Depends where you live. I'm out near vancouver and we get two options for internet. Dial-up or 512 kb/s...

                    Damnit Blizzard, fix ZvT already >.<
                    In Soviet Russian, Arma admins are nice to you!

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                    • #11
                      Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                      HAH!! Try Northern Ireland....i get 0.5Mb!!! Although the fastest in the country is 6!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                        Originally posted by kittykatnub View Post
                        Depends where you live. I'm out near vancouver and we get two options for internet. Dial-up or 512 kb/s...
                        And the same is true in the U.S. Some more remote places can only get 512 ISDN or 384kbps satellite internet. Others still rely on 56k. :p
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                        Former 9th & 13th

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                        SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                          My provider in Norway recently started offering 50mbit/s.



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                          • #14
                            Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                            Japan and I assume Norway as well basically have socialized broadband. If I'm not mistaken Softbank (yahoo) pretty much owns all of the digital telecom in Japan. The vision of Yahoo was pretty much to make one proprietary broadband connection for every household that handled the web, TV, and phone all in one. Looks like they're doing that and more.

                            The Americas have too much bickering and mongering to have that kind of progress. Kinda tough to fatten the pipe when there are like a dozen different leases you have to navigate just to be heard.

                            Personally I think the U.S. needs to socialize their telecom as well.

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                            • #15
                              Re: 1Gbps Fiber-Optic Service Arrives in Japan, USA still sucks

                              Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame :(

                              Oh well at least we can still get this :D
                              http://gizmodo.com/5056828/panasonic...ruin-your-life

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