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April 6, 2009

Japan gets world fastest broadband

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by David Allen

An American based internet service provider is offering its customers in Japan what is undoubtedly the fastest broadband service in the world.

At 160 Mbps, J:com is offering something that is likely to give the UK broadband network the equivalent of a heart attack.

What’s more the provider, J:com, is charging around £35 for the upgraded modem, which is fair enough, but the price of such super high speed broadband works out at about £35 per month, a price that most UK ISPs would think of as being jaw droppingly low.

The cost of connecting homes in Japan is much lower than in the UK - around £55 to connect to the system including the modem.

The cost of the broadband service itself is also minimal, which is how they can offer these services at such low prices.

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