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Originally Posted by Hyoketsu View Post
Huuuuh. I always thought the USA had some of the fastest speeds... I guess that was just prejudice. Seems kind of weird, though.

Here in Lithuania we can get speeds up to 200Mbit (soon-to-be 300Mbit) from the main ISPs and we pay... errrr... currency conversion applied... 40$/month (though with the average wage, it actually feels ~100$-ish). Now really, USA, surely you can do better than that!
America's internet is pretty awful. The UK isn't great, but in terms of value and unlimited plans, it's still better than the US. The Tories and Lib Dems have pledged a lot of money to try and make the UK the best connected European country by 2015, but we'll have to see what happens.

A pro is that because it is Government money leading the roll out of fibre and connections to unprofitable areas (such as the countryside), there aren't business interests getting in the way of progression. I really hope that by 2015, we are looking at 50mb/s to 100mb/s in most major cities and towns.
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HK area: 1,095 sq. km (423 sq. miles); that's like a 20x21 miles rectangle. NYC: 469 sq. mi.
Edited by ar3f - 3/6/11 at 4:19am
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I pay $54.99 a month for a uncapped 2mbps.
I envy them. :<
    
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Lets not forget that China doesn't really have access to the majority of the internet.

so, whats the point in the speed?

I prefer full net access. Well, mostly full (Hey, we dunno what sites our ISP's censor)
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Lets not forget that China doesn't really have access to the majority of the internet.

so, whats the point in the speed?

I prefer full net access. Well, mostly full (Hey, we dunno what sites our ISP's censor)
I'm fairly sure Hong Kong isn't censured

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The censorship is not applied in Hong Kong and Macau, as they are special entities recognized by international treaty vested with independent judicial power[3] and not subject to most laws of the PRC,[4] including those requiring the restriction of free flow of information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interne...ublic_of_China
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Lets not forget that China doesn't really have access to the majority of the internet.

so, whats the point in the speed?

I prefer full net access. Well, mostly full (Hey, we dunno what sites our ISP's censor)
lets not forget that hong kong is a special administrative region......meaning no censors and full access to the web
get your facts right buddy



thats my speed on a 8mb plan on PCCW methinks....I want broadband
too bad they don't cover mid-levels
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Lets not forget that China doesn't really have access to the majority of the internet.

so, whats the point in the speed?

I prefer full net access. Well, mostly full (Hey, we dunno what sites our ISP's censor)
Well, Hong Kong is not affected by the China's internet restriction
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post #18 of 181
Yup, no restrictions in Hong Kong. My mate over there has a 100mb/s line. I'm so jealous
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I think the next country my wife and I move to will be either HK or Singapore... I don't want internet speeds to be a factor but..........

Beats The Philippines! I pay $40 a month... it's unlimited but, how much could I DL at this speed lol BTW, this is the fastest plan available!



Thats quite sad, I also am from the Philippines yet, here's my net speed, Its also Unlimited and quite slow, fastest internet plan here is around 3 to 5mb for 2 to 5k php/month. (Although Ping aint that nice to see. Lol)

   
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Yeah gotta agree with you guys. I'm from the PH too and this is my speed with a Php 2k plan. (roughly 45 USD)

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