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Korea to Get 1Gbps Internet Access by 2012

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  1. btarunr

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    Imagine internet connectivity at 1Gbps, speeds at which a 120 minute SD film gets downloaded in 12 seconds! The Korea Communications Commission is reportedly spending $22 Billion in upgrading its telecommunications infrastructure that facilitates public internet connections with such extremely high bandwidth as 1Gbps for fixed-lines and up to 10 Mbps for wireless connections. Korea plans to to operationalise this by the year 2012, starting with urban centres, mainly large cities with relatively affluent populations. Other places in the country will still get internet access at speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

    Source: Far East Gizmos
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    Many Thanks to Casitel for sending this in.
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    Seing as a gigabite lan already max out around 35-40% of it's available bandwith, i'd be curious to see what kind of transfer rate their ISP can manage in a nationwide network of this kind...
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    Wow that's just incredible.
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    God DAMN. Time to pack up my stuff and move to Korea >_>
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    Looks like their govt is ravenously supporting online games.. them Koreans are aiming for a cyberpunk future.
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    Snap and over here 20 mb/s is fast....when we get that kind of internet movie renting is going to end up dying.
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    Well it is already "made/invented" its just in 3 years there upgrading to all of that.
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    Wow that is impressive! Is Korea allowed to have weapons of math destruction? :D
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    ???? is this for north or south korea??? I'd imagine South, as North Korea is a mess, but thats a pretty big distinction being skipped out on. Anyways, there are many more implications than just speedy internet access, this will change lifestyles of a people who are already glued to the internet.
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    By the time this happens, Korea can watch Death Race Webcasts:roll:
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    Damn and here we are in Oz all set to have our net slowed to a crawl thanks to the governments up coming net filter no fair.
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    Pfffffffffttttttt..... I've had gigabit in my house since 2004! Jizzler > Korea. ;)
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    If you haven't realised this is Gigabit over their internet connection, and not gigabit over LAN like you have. Korea basically has the fastest net and an average household computer probably has dual gigabit as standard ... I guess that 100mbit connection that everybody has is too "slow".
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    Yep sure will be compared to Korea and Japan.
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    Thats only optional tho, isnt it?

    Our net is pretty quick for some plans - ie I am on a 30mbit/1mbit connection, but the download limits suck, ie I only get 12GB/month.

    Our govt wants to install fibre optics around the whole country though (~$4 billion). That'll speed up everything but its just a matter of if/when they will do it lol.
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    American dream just got beaten by the korean dream , i want to live in korea :).
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    I woudnt be banking on it any time soon id say at least a few years down the track.

    No we only get the chance to opt out of the mega draconian filter for the semi bad one instead wich is my understanding of it.

    And yeah id love ul dl instead of the 25 gig a month i get but what can we do. =/

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