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brb Lithuania.
Free internet at 160KB/s is still not worth it, I'd rather move to Lithuania and pay for 37 MB a second. Imagine downloading the orange box in like 2 minutes...That would be damn nice.
To be fair, it's not that great sometimes, because your HDD gets overloaded while you download files and can't enjoy stable usage for those two minutes.

Okay, it's super awesome, but anyway With SSD on the other hand...
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Yes, you have to factor in the cost of life to put prices in perspective. In my country (Portugal) we have 360 Mbps (24Mbps upload) net packages also comprising 102 digital channels (86 TV, 16 Radio) (some in HD), free and unlimited landline national phone calls (and also 50 countries at night and weekends and holidays), equipment included (phone, hub, DVR), plus € 30 worth in additional services (video on demand - movies and tv series, special channels), free Wi-fi in 300.000 hotspots around the country and 100MB of mobile broadband, all for € 139,99.

Our GDP per capita is $23,222 (€16.127,50)
Edited by tpi2007 - 5/8/11 at 10:54pm
 
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post #33 of 56
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I thought Taiwan or somewhere had 1G already... It was also priced extremely cheap as well.
Korea and parts of Japan have 1gbps.

Although in Japan their 1gbps plan is equivalent to paying $50 a month here.
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Our GDP per capita is $23,222 (€16.127,50)
You guys are also good at inventing things that aren't really things or making historical conclusion jumps in an effort to impress finland.
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You guys are also good at inventing things that aren't really things or making historical conclusion jumps in an effort to impress finland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXw5f...layer_embedded
Oh, so the video is actually quite popular abroad, I presume ? LOL

That was the initiative from a Mayor from one of the cities (Cascais) near the capital. The Finns already responded with something a little less elaborate, but nice nonetheless.

But what does politics have to do with this thread or this forum, I ask ?


P.S. Back on topic: The fiber optics is real. We didn't make that up LOL.
 
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Imagine downloading the orange box in like 2 minutes...That would be damn nice.
Been there, done that

Yep, that's my internet. Can't wait till May 16th - I'm on the current 80/20Mbit plan. Getting 100mb/s worldwide will be bliss
     
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Holy *****..

I pay $30 for a 1mbps [yes, 125KBps] connection down here..
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Holy *****..

I pay $30 for a 1mbps [yes, 125KBps] connection down here..
Actually, it was pretty much the same here about 2 years ago, when fiber was still in its infancy and most users still had DSL. I was also using that plan - 1mbit DL/768kbit UL for the equivalent of $20.
I also remember having 256kbit internet, its usage limited to the time between 5PM and 8AM for the equivalent of $10. That was ~6 years ago.
Oh, the horror~
Edited by Hyoketsu - 5/9/11 at 12:57am
     
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I pay 55 euro for 125 Mbps , they pay less than 30 euro for 300 Mbps :|
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Yay Spain rocks!!

I'm ona 3Mbps/320kbps connection that works at the astonishing speed of 2.4Mbps/160kbps!! YAY for Timofónica!!


Ninja: And I pay €80 monthly, the equivalent of approx $110.
   
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