1Gbps downloads coming to Korea by 2012

Monday, February 2, 2009 16:16
Posted in category Tech Politics, internet

While our current joke of a government crawls along thinking 222Kbps is “broadband”, other countries are upping that number daily.  Today’s story…Korea.  Over the next 3 years, the Korea Communications Commission will be spending $24 billion on building out a 1Gbps network to allow insanely fast downloads.  How fast?  The  2 hour movie that took you 40-50 minutes today will take you 10-12 seconds in Korea by 2012!  The only bad part about this is that only larger cities will have access to the 1Gbps speeds while smaller cities and rural areas will have to “make-do” with 50-100Mbps speeds.  Shoot, I wish our download speeds here in the states were half of the “loner” group in Korea.  Sadly, by the time 1Gbps speeds come to the mass public the latest craze will have moved on to tele transporters and flying cars.

 

Source: Gizmodo

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2 Responses to “1Gbps downloads coming to Korea by 2012”

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  2. Gib says:

    February 4th, 2009 at 3:18 am

    Wow that is crazy fast. Too bad America won’t have that for another 2-3 decades.

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