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It just hit me, this is going to end piracy in Japan.
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post #12 of 57
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It just hit me, this is going to end piracy in Japan.
What? No oO
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Ya, my brother got us kicked off our 20Mb fiber ISP for uploading 80GB a day for like 2 months! That was a few years ago though.

It's ok though, we just got them again recently, and the service is still awesome.
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post #14 of 57
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Originally Posted by GaarBear View Post
Lol 30 gB per day, upstream. Sadly I bet there are some Japanese out there cursing this news.

And here I am, grateful that Comcast upgraded me to 2mb upstream.

Oh, relativity...



One movie? I s'pose you're a Blu Ray user? Most movies are compressed to 700mB or 1.4gB.
I don't bother getting a movie that's not 1920x1080 unless there's no such option. I watch movies on my monitor, not a TV, so no, I don't use bluray.
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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.
Japan:

total area : 377,873 km²
population 07 estimate : 127,433,494

US:

total area : 9,826,630 km² (~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
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Uh FiOS anybody? 100mb houses soon?
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post #17 of 57
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Originally Posted by MasterKromm View Post
Japan:

total area : 377,873 km²
population 07 estimate : 127,433,494

US:

total area : 9,826,630 km² (~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?
Obviously they have a much smaller area and infrastructure to upgrade, but companies like AT&T and other major telecoms don't even seem to be putting an effort in. I read somewhere that the US govt gave telecoms 200 billion to upgrade our infrastructure, and yet we have seen little improvement in the last 10 years
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post #18 of 57
What the hell? You damn Americans. My download limit is 21GB and this is fairly average for Australia. We do have 24mbps connections everywhere though.

Total Area: 7,741,220 km

Total Population: 21,310,000

It's hopeless ><"
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I don't bother getting a movie that's not 1920x1080 unless there's no such option. I watch movies on my monitor, not a TV, so no, I don't use bluray.
But 30GB? Are they ISOs or something?
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What the hell? You damn Americans. My download limit is 21GB and this is fairly average for Australia. We do have 24mbps connections everywhere though.
You have good internal connections, but very poor external (i.e. outside Australasia) connections...
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