Korea still No 1 in broadband

By Derek Sooman on November 14, 2005, 7:09 PM
Korea remains number one in per-capita availability of high-speed Internet service, according to a United Nation's Report that has been recently released. Apparently, 25 percent of Koreans have broadband, an increase of four percent from last year. There are several reasons for this, one being that Korea made a big push to modernize their broadband infrastructure in 1999 as a result of the Asia economic crisis.

High-speed connections are considered a service just like water and power and most Koreans can obtain high-speed connections of at least six to ten MegaBits per second for about $20 per month. Dense population and a large percentage of online gamers also fuel broadband usage.




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