Japanese Internet vs. North American Internet

By joytime360
Feb 20, 2009
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  1. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TS Enthusiast Posts: 100

    Japanese is fast, reliable and reasonably priced. Not many other countries can boast that. Least of all the 3rd world internet nation of AUSTRALIA!! worst internet in the world. slow, overpriced and hardly reliable. recent performance tables placed Australia below many AFRICAN nations on the scale of speed vs reliability vs price. i wish i lived in Japan!!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    The link is right. The population density there is much much greater than in North America. It would cost billions of dollars to bring that speed to everyone in North America, probably closer to trillions.

    I live in a town of about 20,000. For local telephone, cable TV (with a few hd channels), and 5M down/512k up internet I pay $137 a month. My parents live outside a smaller town 50 miles away and can't get broadband at all without a satellite connection which I believe is around $80 just for the internet part, and the speeds are much slower than what I even get. Yet you go to St. Louis and they can get much faster internet speeds than I at much lower prices.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Very true. I have the 10MB down/1MB up and cable tv with all HD & Movie for $115/month. Yet I wish there was more competition because I can only get cable or satellite, and I DO NOT want satellite.

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