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S. Korea goes for 1Gb

February 22, 2011

By the end of 2012, South Korea intends to connect every home in the country to the Internet at one gigabit per second. That would be a tenfold increase from what is already the fastest in the world and more than 200 times as fast as the average household set-up in the US.

A pilot gigabit project initiated by the government is under way, with 5,000 households in five South Korean cities wired. Each customer pays about 30,000 won a month, or less than $27.

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