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1 Gbps Home Internet Hits Japan

By September 28, 2008

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[via NetworkWorld] - Japan service provider KDDI apparently will start installing 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet connectivity to homes this week. It's an incredible 1000 Mbps compared to the paltry 1 Mbps or 5 Mbps many broadband customers can get in other countries.

What's makes such a high-speed network possible? Besides the fiber optic cables that KDDI must install, residential customers will also need Gigabit Ethernet networking in the home to utilize the full potential of the service. Due to Internet traffic and other delays inherent in global networks, customers will rarely see anything close to 1 Gbps in practice. Still, we would all love to have that particular "problem."

See also - How Fast Can the Internet Get?
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