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Incredibly fast service costs only $51 per month

Sony has announced the world's fastest home internet service. If you're in the United States, don't get excited. This internet service is exclusively available in Japan and offers download speeds of 2 Gbps (uploads are capped at 1 Gbps). The internet service is provided by So-net Entertainment and is called Nuro.

The fiber-optic service was available for qualifying homes as of today including houses, apartments, and small businesses in Tokyo and six surrounding communities.

Incredibly, So-net Entertainment is offering the service for ¥4980, which works out to only $51 per month. There is a rather large installation fee of ¥52,500 ($543), however, those who apply for the service online right now can waive that installation fee.

The web connectivity price includes the rental of an Optical Network Unit (ONU) designed handle the high-speed connectivity and converts signals from the fiber to broadband internet usable in the home. Considering that 2 Gbps is faster than most home routers and adapters support, odds are the hardware within the user's house will be the limiting factor on speeds.

The Japanese government continues to back fiber-optic connections to private residences in Japan. Roughly 25% of all homes in Japan are currently connected to fiber internet services giving Japan the second highest rate of connectivity to fiber in the world. The most connected fiber country in the world is the UAE with over 70%.
For comparisons sake, Google Fiber costs $70/month and offers 1 Gbps speeds (up/down).

Source: PC World

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RE: How much bandwidth do you need?
By rippleyaliens on 4/15/2013 10:41:50 PM , Rating: 3
And Dont Forget.. IF THEY BUILD IT, We will come..(Litteraly).

Texas has fastest toll rode in america. They had on ITS First day open, A Moddified Cadillac CTS-V, with 1200 Horse power.. Got up to 220 MPH, Before ran out of road...

Brothers (and sisters), Country-men, fellow NERDS!!!! of the World.. All i have to say is WHEN can i get it.. At that bandwidth, it will take the rest of the world, 4-5 years to catch up . (IE the non tech pukes).. MEANING, This is an opportunity of a DREAM.. Instead of paying $10k a month for a Rack in a data center at 200mb Kinda Max.. You can have 10x that, at home, Obviously 3-4 of these MIN.. for $200 can have 8Gbps Internet!!!!.. Please Hurry..

Non-Serious TECHY's Dont Appreciate what level of progress this will bring to Them..

Retina Display Video Conferencing.

EXTREME Real time Video Streaming, Super HD level.

Downloading Software, Your Game Capability.. The Doors to MEGA HD, that always follows a massive COMMODITY Priced update to Internet speeds..

AND Yeppers, for the Business Minded Nerds. This is that Signal, just like the Initial Broadband cable modems was, This is like that. NEW ROUTERS, for sale.. NEW Technologies that will make even ours Nerdy lives MUCH BETTER, Digitally.. New levels of TRAINING.. New Network Infrastructure, once the Onboard NICS become the slow--- BottleNeck..

PROGRESS.. and as MUCH BANDWIDTH as they can dish out, (Dollar wise).. We always forget, that once a BIGGER Pipe is introduced.. So does every Game SERVER needs new parts to allow that level of play. Means SERVER SALES, Means SOftware Engineers have to expand their limitations. Most game servers are running 1gb.. From Server, to Router.. -- IT is the CUSTOMER, that is the weak link, with JUST now AVALIABLE 100MB to the house. IMAGINE the Game developers that will re-CODE Everything to offer, MORE than just 64 Players on a BF3, Map..


RE: How much bandwidth do you need?
By thesavvymage on 4/15/2013 11:05:20 PM , Rating: 3
you REALLY like to EMPHASIZE words dont YOU?????

RE: How much bandwidth do you need?
By Motoman on 4/15/2013 11:57:02 PM , Rating: 1

By Reclaimer77 on 4/16/2013 8:46:04 AM , Rating: 1
lol he's like Reclaimer on steroids :P

By Spookster on 4/15/2013 11:58:41 PM , Rating: 2
The customer is not the weak link in online gaming. One of the heaviest consumers of data right now is BattleField 3 and it only uses on average 30Mb's of data per hour. Current average ISP offerings are way more than online gaming will use for the forseeable future.

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