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Wow! this is one of those rare instances where I can say, I wish I was back in my homeland
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
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.
8 bits to a byte.

300/8 = 37.5 megabytes peak. correct me if i'm wrong

and yeah thats impressive...

-e- from a comment in the article

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I know this is not really relevant to the article but it does involve FTTH: Suck it Comcast.

Thank you,
Chattanooga, TN.

Edited by -iceblade^ - 5/4/11 at 9:22am
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My town of 100 in Kansas is getting FTTH this month, can't wait. I'd be happy with like 1/20th their internet lol. $70 for 3mbps is ridiculous.
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post #14 of 56
So jealous here. That price/bandwidth ratio is yum yum.
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Nice. So accounting for exchange rates and cost of living differences, what would that work out to be in USD? Anyone know much about Lituania's state?

I'd rather see cheaper (and more regulated) plans than an increase in speeds.
    
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Wow! this is one of those rare instances where I can say, I wish I was back in my homeland
You are in NVIDIA's fan club, so better not come back here

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Nice. So accounting for exchange rates and cost of living differences, what would that work out to be in USD? Anyone know much about Lituania's state?

I'd rather see cheaper (and more regulated) plans than an increase in speeds.
Minimum wage here is ~800 LTL, so that's 10% off for 300 Mbps.
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Nice. So accounting for exchange rates and cost of living differences, what would that work out to be in USD? Anyone know much about Lituania's state?

I'd rather see cheaper (and more regulated) plans than an increase in speeds.
$15,000 GDP / capita
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$15,000 GDP / capita
Okay, thanks. So the US had $46,000 GDP per capita in 2009, so if you scale that to cost of living, the price of this service doesn't seem that cheap. If the average GDP per capita is 3 times lower than in the US, is it appropriate to scale up prices of things by that same factor? If so, then it's pushing $100 per month for the service, which isn't all that appealing if you ask me.
    
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Okay, thanks. So the US had $46,000 GDP per capita in 2009, so if you scale that to cost of living, the price of this service doesn't seem that cheap. If the average GDP per capita is 3 times lower than in the US, is it appropriate to scale up prices of things by that same factor? If so, then it's pushing $100 per month for the service, which isn't all that appealing if you ask me.
You're right that you can't just do a straight conversion. But it's not like a 3rd world country.

I found some pretty interesting stuff researching that. Like the US has 14.3% of its population living below the poverty line, and has 8% unemployment.

Not meaning to go all political or start a debate, i just thought that was interesting.
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I thought Taiwan or somewhere had 1G already... It was also priced extremely cheap as well.
 
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