This kind of extremely generous usage cap is made possible because of Japan's fiber-centric broadband infrastructure. Here in the US, fiber installations are few and far between, leaving most of us with subpar speeds and service.
total area : 377,873 kmÂ²
population 07 estimate : 127,433,494
total area : 9,826,630 kmÂ² (~26x Japan's area)
population 08 estimate : 304,429,000 (~2.4x Japan's population)
I think the US's size(area) and density(population) has really hindered the growth of "fiber-centric broadband infrastructure". The US is 26x the size of Japan yet only has 2.4x the population. My guess, building up fiber-centric infrastructure in the US would cost one hellavu pretty penny. Perhaps high density cities will be the first to see fiber? Edited by MasterKromm - 6/25/08 at 4:12pm