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If you've had the vague sense that the Internet in North America is moving back toward scarcity rather than forward to abundance, we've got a solution for you. Move to Lithuania. TEO LT, Lithuania's top telecommunications service, says that in two weeks the company will boost the speed of its ZEBRA Fiber-to-the-Home ISP service "premium" plan to up to 300Mbps for downloads.


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That's ~$30 / month for the 300 Mbps plan.

Yay, we rule.
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im jelly.

just make sure some old grandmother doesnt dig up the fiber while she is copper digging.
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post #3 of 56
Lithuania is nowhere near Armenia. Not even in the same continent. But point taken.

Their fastest plan is 100x faster than mine, and £5 a month cheaper.
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Indeed, it's far far easier to run fiber for a country the size of Lithuania (which I've driven across twice, myself, all the while remarking about how slow kilometer speed limits make me think I'm driving) compared to the United States of America.
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That's cool, but $30 for them is not the same as for us.
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That's cool, but $30 for them is not the same as for us.
It's not far off.

But i admit, it's not the same.
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That's cool, but $30 for them is not the same as for us.
thus you don't buy the highest premium package and live within your means.

I think 40/100 mbps should be enough for most people...
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Indeed, it's far far easier to run fiber for a country the size of Lithuania (which I've driven across twice, myself, all the while remarking about how slow kilometer speed limits make me think I'm driving) compared to the United States of America.
Sure, but it's same investment * customers, so it shouldn't matter.
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Oh.. 300x~125 = ...

Wow it's sad when I have problems trying to figure out the speed you're rated at, and it turns out to be in DOUBLE DIGIT megaBYTES.
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I would not be surprised the Intel announcement today is about WiFi high speed broadband
in America! A gamble I know.
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